With John Delaney set to stand before the Oireachtas committee tomorrow, it has been reported that two FAI board members want him to stand down.
The Times have reportedly spoken to two current FAI board members who both wish to apply for the newly incumbent chief executive role. According to the report, neither wishes to work alongside Delaney in his newly created role of executive vice-president due to a report commissioned by the consultancy firm, Jonathan Hall Associates which states that the new chief executive does not have authority over Delaney.
The Hall report states; “It is important the new chief executive manages the whole of the executive team, save for the role of executive vice-president,”
The two hopeful candidates who wish to succeed Delaney have said they would not work under the current regime with one citing that he won’t do the job unless Delaney is gone.
“This is unmanageable. I’m not going to do it (the job) unless he (Delaney) is out of there.”
For now, Delaney’s future could well depend on how he performs at the Oireachtas committee on Sport, Transport and Tourism tomorrow where he will be joined by the treasurer, Eddie Murray, Donal Conway, Paraic Treanor and Rea Walsh – who is currently filling in as chief executive on an interim basis.
The president of the FAI, Donal Conway issued a statement yesterday confirming John Delaney’s attendance at tomorrow’s committee meeting, however, the association has been condemned over Conway’s 22-page submission as it failed to address the matter at hand, Delaney’s €100,000 ‘bridging loan’.