Former FAI Chief Executive John Delaney Resigns From UEFA Role

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Former FAI Chief Executive John Delaney has resigned from his role in European football’s governing body with immediate effect.

Delaney – whose association with the FAI ended in September – has been part of the UEFA Executive Committee since April 2017.

Delaney was embrolied in controversy after a series of revelations in the Sunday Times newspaper.

The Journal reports they included details of credit card expenses and Delaney’s gifting to the FAI a €100,000 cheque in 2017. It was later explained by the FAI as a short-term bridging loan.

His role with UEFA had been due to end in 2021, but he has now resigned with immediate effect.

Delaney had been Chief Executive of the FAI from 2005 until March 2019, when he moved to a specally-created role of Executive Vice President, until his eventual resignation from the association.