Gumtree.ie advertises fake Republic of Ireland football team manager position

12 Sep 2013

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Giovanni Trapattoni, former manager of the Republic of Ireland football team

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The departure of Giovanni Trapattoni as manager of the Republic of Ireland football team has inspired a fake help wanted ad on Gumtree.ie that vows to supply the successful candidate with a €500,000 salary and “a number of tracksuits”.

The ad went up on the classified ads site yesterday, a day after the Republic of Ireland lost its World Cup qualifier to Austria 1-0. Trapattoni and assistant Marco Tardelli then had their contracts with the Football Association of Ireland ended by mutual consent.

The ad on Gumtree.ie titled ‘Team Manager Required’ states that candidates must speak English, provide their own transportation, and be willing to travel to matches at home and abroad to continually review talent.

Candidates must also “hold no personal grudges against any current players, and enjoy a challenge”.

The annual salary will be provided “regardless of results” and other ‘perks’ of the job include “an attractive Italian woman to cater to your every need, a number of tracksuits and a complimentary mobile phone”.

Gumtree.ie ad - Team Manager Required

Giovanni Trapattoni image via Shutterstock

Tina held senior editorial positions at daily newspapers in Ottawa and Toronto

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