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Trapattoni had a successful career as a player with AC Milan in the 1960s and early 1970s. He began coaching at the same club, moving on to Juventus Turin in 1976 and from there to Inter Milan in 1986. Later Trapattoni was coach of Bayern Munich (1994-1995, 1996-1998), being chiefly remembered for a bizarre outburst in broken German during a press conference on March 10, 1998 ("Was erlauben Strunz?").
In July 2000 Trapattoni took charge of the Italian national team after the resignation of Dino Zoff. After a disappointing 2002 World Cup when Italy was eliminated in the second round and a 2004 European Championship when Italy went out in the first, Trapattoni was expected to be replaced. On June 25, 2004, Marcello Lippi was named as Trapattoni's successor, and took over once Trapattoni's contract ran out on July 15, 2004. On July 5, Trapattoni was named as new coach of Lisbon's SL Benfica.
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