Robbie Keane was over the moon for Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni after last nightâ€™s 4-1 World Cup qualifying win over Faroe Islands.
The LA Galaxy striker returned to action to help lead the Boys in Green to a comfortable victory in Torshavn which saw them go to third position on the Group C table behind Germany and Sweden.
Trapattoniâ€™s tenure was questioned by some outsiders after the side lost 6-1 to the Germans on Friday night but Keane revealed that he, and the rest of the squad, were right behind the Italian after last nightâ€™s match.
"Of course, yes. Listening to his press conference yesterday, first of all, he's not going anywhere,â€ť said Keane.
"He knows that with the squad of players we have, we are quite capable of qualifying, and I believe we can qualify, there's no question about that.
"I still believe we can qualify and I am sure the manager believes that too, so I believe that the manager will be there with us.
"It's out of my hands, but I am sure every player would probably say the same, we want him to stay and continue this campaign."
He added: "I think in this day and age you have to expect a lot of tough questions.
"[But] I think if you want anyone answering back those questions it's Mr Trapattoni, he's been in the game a long time and was well able to handle himself."