'There is no reason for me to lose my job' - Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni

The Italian has stressed that there is no reason for him to be dismissed from his post as manager of the Boys in Green despite steering the team to their worst ever home loss
Republic of Ireland manager has played down speculation suggesting that his position as manager is under severe threat after the 6-1 loss to Germany on Friday October 12.

The result - Ireland's worst ever home defeat - has ensured that Trapattoni has come under increased pressure and criticism as manager, but the Italian said that 'there is no reason' for him to lose his job.

"Absolutely not. I ask you why? We have started the qualifying campaign and we have lost one game to Germany. There is no reason," he told reporters.

Indeed, the 73-year-old pointed to his resilience as a manager, insisting that he had triumphed in the face of adversity in the past and reminded reporters that his team had lost just one game out of four since crashing out of Euro 2012.

"I have crossed the Alps barefoot and I have overcome many difficult situations in my career," he said. "Every manager has moments when he loses. After the Euros, we have lost only one game to Germany, the second team in the world. It’s no problem."

Meanwhile, the Italian tactician also clarified the situation regarding Fulham defender Stephen Kelly, who reportedly refused to board the plane to the Faroe Islands following an altercation with management.

"[Stephen Kelly] asked me if he was playing and I told him he wasn’t," said Trapattoni. "He was a bit disappointed, and he said ‘Ah, okay, I thought I could play’.

"He said, ‘I have to think about it a little bit’. "He thought and he thought very well. He’s here. That is important, he’s here," added the Ireland boss.

Giovanni Trapattoni's side face a crunch World Cup qualifier against the Faroe Islands on Tuesday night and you can watch all the action live through Goal.com.