Football | John Delaney resigns from FAI with immediate effect

John Delaney has resigned from the FAI with immediate effect.

The FAI have announced his resignation from his position of Executive Vice President following talks between all parties.

“The Board of the Football Association of Ireland announces the resignation with immediate effect of Executive Vice President and former CEO John Delaney,” the official statement read.

“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.”

“Both parties have agreed to make no further comment.”

Delaney has been involved in a number of scandals, and increasing pressure has been mounting on the former CEO in the wake of a string of damaging revelations from Mark Tighe and the Sunday Times.

The 51-year-old had been on paid leave pending a review into FAI affairs, and he has now parted ways with the association.