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Brian Kerr On FAI Board: “We Don’t Need A Celebrity CEO”

Brian Kerr has called for the successor to John Delaney at the helm of the FAI to be someone who can better work away from the glare of the spotlight that seemed to plague the position in recent times.

Last week’s appearance by members of the FAI in front of the Oireachtas Committee on Tourism, Transport, and Sport did little to reassure both the footballing world and the general public.

The FAI have come under quite a bit of attention after the discovery of a €100,000 bridging loan given to them by then-Chief Executive John Delaney in 2017.

Citing this as one of the biggest embarrassments in Ireland’s footballing history, Niall Quinn and Brian Kerr managed to nab quite a few headlines after giving their passionate reactions to the entire saga.

Quinn first spoke during his appearance on Virgin Media Sport about the need for a change in focus from the FAI before making it clear that he would be interested in a position within the FAI – although not in the position of CEO.

Now, Brian Kerr came to the fore – echoing Quinn’s sentiment in the sense that he agreed that the job of CEO should be redefined after the Delaney era.

Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena

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