Bolton boss Owen Coyle qualified to wear the green shirt because of his parents who are from Gortahork and Gweedore.
The highly-respected manager often returns to Donegal to spend holidays here.
Now we could be seeing a lot more of him after he admitted he fancies taking over from Trap if the Italian packs it in after the 2012 world cup campaign.
“When big decisions come, I’m prepared to make them. It would be very difficult to turn down Ireland,” he admits.
Manchester United and Alex Ferguson needed a late, late goal to break down Coyle’s Bolton side at the weekend which has also added to the speculation that the United board could be living up a move for Coyle when Ferguson retires.
Coyle played just one cap for the Republic of Ireland against Holland when he came on in the 83rd minute for Tommy Coyne in a friendly.