John Delaney resigns from the FAI

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John Delaney resigns from the FAI

The former CEO and recent Vice President John Delaney has resigned from the FAI after months of controversy regarding the FAI's financial management

John Delaney has resigned from his position as Executive Vice President of the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) with immediate effect. 

The FAI confirmed it will fulfil certain notice and pension obligations as agreed between the association and the former CEO.

A statement released late on Saturday night read: "The Board of the Football Association of Ireland announces the resignation with immediate effect of Executive Vice President and former CEO John Delaney. 

"This follows talks between the parties. The FAI will fulfil certain notice and pension obligations as agreed between the parties. Mr Delaney served as CEO of the FAI from 2005 to March of 2019 during which time the FAI became partners in the new Aviva Stadium.

In 2017, he was elected to the UEFA Executive and in March of this year, he moved to a role of Executive Vice-President of the FAI."

The statement further read that both parties have agreed to make no further comment.