The 73-year-old spoke out amid suggestions that his advisors had be in contact with Rovers owners Venky's as it looks for a successor to
Trapattoni said: "I'm not aware of it. It must be agent chit-chat. I'm not interested anyway. I am concentrating on the task in hand."
That task is currently
It is not the first time Trapattoni has been linked with another job during his four and a half-year reign with the Republic.
However, he signed a contract extension in November last year after guiding it to the
That deal runs until after the World Cup finals in
Trapattoni has been criticised in particular for his rigid approach to both tactics and personnel.
Ironically, he is likely to change both for Friday's game with injuries and the retirements of
Like it has for the entire 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign, Australia had to play the most nervous of waiting games.