A soccer legend and a Welsh actor will be among Ryan Tubridy’s guests this evening on 'The Late Late Show'.

The Republic of Ireland football manager Giovanni Trapattoni is set to make his first Irish chat show appearance since taking up the job in 2008. Ryan will be quizzing him about Ireland’s chances of qualification for Euro 2012, Thierry Henry’s infamous hand-ball as well as his recent health scare.

Also writer and former drug smuggler Howard Marks is joined by fellow Welshman and notorious hell-raiser Rhys Ifans to talk about Howard’s new biopic 'Mr Nice'.

Journalists Shane Ross and Nick Webb will be talking about their new book 'Wasters' which promises to lift the lid on the "wanton waste, corruption and chronic cronyism in Irish public life" while musical entertainment will be provided by O Emperor and John Spillane and Juliet Turner.