Poor communication from Giovanni Trapattoni a factor in Given’s retirement?

It is being suggested that a lack of communication from the Ireland manager with Shay Given may have accelerated his decision to quit international soccer.

With a glittering career for Ireland behind him, Shay Given took the unusual step of announcing he was quitting international football via twitter.

The 36-year-old Lifford man, who won 125 caps for his country over a 16-year career,  described it as "a most difficult decision".

Former Ireland International goalkeeper Packie Bonner gave his reaction to the news on the Shaun Doherty Show - he questioned if communications issues between Shay and the team management played a role:

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