With news of Giovanni Trapattoni's departure, we've taken a look back at some of the best pictures from the defining moments of his reign as Ireland manager.
Appointed in February 2008 following the dismissal of Steve Staunton
Most people were pretty happy about the selection
Though reporters didn't seem to realise how bad his English is...
...get some mics on Manuela; you're gonna need them.
His first game was a friendly 1-1 draw with Serbia
First competitive game: a 2-1 away win over Georgia
Starting lineup: Given, Finnan, O'Shea, Dunne, Kilbane, McGeady, Whelan, S Reid, S Hunt, Doyle, Keane
However, the campaign ended in heartbreak in Paris
Ireland reached the play-offs with four wins, six draws and no defeats.