Trapattoni denies suffering stroke
The 71-year-old Italian, who had to sit out a friendly last August after spending almost a week in hospital to undergo abdominal surgery, said he was recovering well after the routine operation.
"Contrary to media speculation, I can confirm that I have not suffered a stroke," the former Italy and Juventus coach said in a statement.
"I had a scheduled operation to clean the carotid artery on December 28 in Milan. I am recovering well and expect to return to work in the coming weeks."