Giovanni Trapatoni is the manager of the Irish soccer team!
The manager is the person that directs the team
The manager of japan soccer team is Takeshi Odaka
Fabio Cappello manages the England soccer/football team.
Mick Meagan - first Irish football team manager
Morten Olsen is the manager of the Denmark football (soccer) team
At the current, the manager of the Irish international soccer team is Giovanni Trapattoni.
The owners of the soccer teams generally hire the manager. The team itself does not have much input in this decision.
As of 2017, it is Gordon Strachan.
Currently, Bob Bradley.