The Football Association of Ireland has announced the death of Giovanni Trapattoni's sister, Sister Romilde Trapattoni
Aged 81, Sister Romilde had been suffering from a long-term illness and passed away in the early hours of Monday morning.
A statement from the FAI reads: "The FAI offers its sincere condolences to Giovanni and his family. Our thoughts and prayers are with them at this difficult time. Ar deis Dé go raibh a hanam."
The Italian coach was due to hold a press conference in Dublin today, Monday January 21, to announce his squad for the forthcoming friendly international against Poland on February 6.