Football Association of Ireland confirms that Vice President John Delaney has offered to resign
- FAI executive vice president John Delaney has offered to resign
- Delaney told a FAI board meeting that he will move aside with immediate effect
- Secretary Michael Cody and treasurer Eddie Murray have also resigned
- Delaney gave up his CEO role in the midst of the controversy surrounding an unnamed loan
Football Association of Ireland executive vice president John Delaney has offered to resign, the governing body has confirmed.
Delaney, 51, told a FAI board meeting on Monday that he will voluntarily take a step aside – pending the completion of an independent investigation by the Association into matters of interest to the board & # 39 ;.
FAI honorary secretary Michael Cody and honorary treasurer Eddie Murray have also resigned.
Football Association of Ireland executive vice president John Delaney has offered to resign
Delaney recently abandoned his role as chief executive at the governing body following the controversy surrounding an unnamed 100,000 euro loan he had paid to the FAI in 2017.
& # 39; John Delaney has offered to voluntarily relinquish his position as executive vice-president with immediate effect pending the completion of an independent investigation by the association into matters affecting the board & # 39 ;, read an FAI statement.
& # 39; Honorary Secretary Michael Cody and Honorary Treasurer Eddie Murray both voluntarily resigned as members of the Board.
Delaney told a FAI board meeting that he will move aside with immediate effect
& # 39; The board thanks Michael Cody and Eddie Murray for their long service to Irish football and wish them every success after their voluntary resignation.
& # 39; The Board meeting also authorized the subcommittee to set up Governance and to recently announce financial transactions in order to continue their work as soon as possible.
The FAI will keep Sport Ireland informed of any developments prior to the Oireachtas Committee on Sport meeting (on Tuesday).
& # 39; The association's board wants to assure members, football supporters and all stakeholders and sponsors that it is speeding up all processes designed to restore confidence in Ireland's Football Association.
& # 39; The Council recognizes all concerns of stakeholders and supporters and is working to ensure that all government funding is restored to Irish football as quickly as possible. & # 39;
Delaney gave up his CEO position due to the controversy surrounding an unreleased loan
The FAI has been under increasing pressure since Delaney & # 39; s secret loan was reported last month.
Sport Ireland offers the FAI millions of pounds in financing through grants generated by taxpayers' money and has expressed concerns about why Delaney has lent the governing body such a large sum.
Sport Ireland will meet on Tuesday to discuss how it plans to unveil the mysterious accounts of the FAI, while there are also calls for the entire FAI council to resign over the controversy.