Giles: Trapattoni has man-management problem01/06/2012 - 07:37:03
Giovanni Trapattoni has reacted angrily to renewed questions about Kevin Foley's omission from the Ireland squad for Euro 2012.
After Wednesday's rest day for the squad, the players returned to training this morning at their base in northern Italy.
Trapattoni was unhappy to be asked for his response to Foley's emotional reaction to his exclusion from the panel at the expense of Paul McShane.
But former Ireland manager John Giles believes that Trapattoni has handled the situation badly.
"This seemed to handled…not well…and unfortunately, this seems to be a trend with Trapattoni," he said.
"There's been lots of situations, like with Andy Reid…it's happened too often for it to be a coincidence. It's man management.
"Of course you have to be ruthless in the game. If you've got to give a player bad news, you have to (do it), but it's the way you convey that bad news to the player (that matters)."
Meanwhile, Giles also said he did not believe it was vital for John O'Shea to play in Monday's friendly against Hungary in Budapest.
The Sunderland defender has finally returned to training with the rest of the squad after he had been struggling with an ankle injury that he picked-up on the final day of the Premier League season.