Live

Repeat: OTB AM

10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Repeat: OTB AM
John Foley turns down FAI CEO...
Soccer

John Foley turns down FAI CEO interim role

Phil Egan
Phil Egan

11:41 2 Dec 2019

The FAI has more problems with the news that John Foley has decided not to take up an appointment as new interim CEO of the organisation.

The former Athletics Ireland chief executive had agreed to replace Noel Mooney, whose term in charge ended over the weekend.

However, Foley has chosen against taking up the position at the last minute, stating that he felt he didn’t have enough support in the FAI.

Foley was expected to step into the role on a temporary basis ahead of an important few weeks for the FAI with the deferred AGM set to take place at the end of the month.

It had been hoped that Foley would start work this week and look for a resolution with Minister for Sport Shane Ross after public funding was cut by the Minister earlier this year.

The appointment of Foley was intended as an attempt to build bridges with the government

A statement from the FAI read: "The Board of the FAI notes with great regret John Foley’s decision not to accept the role of Interim CEO with the Football Association of Ireland.

"Throughout our dealings with John, his suitability for the role was beyond question and the level of professionalism and clarity he could bring to the Association would have been invaluable.

"John’s experience and influence will be especially missed by our staff who would have benefitted greatly from his arrival.

"The Board of the FAI will meet to discuss the next steps."

Subscribe to Off The Ball's YouTube channel for more videos, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for the latest sporting news and content.


Read more about

FAI John Foley Noel Mooney Shane Ross

Live: Title

Description

Added to queue
Removed from queue

On Air

Share

Share

Next up in queue

Title
Description
Duration

There are currently no podcasts in the queue

Go to podcasts

On Air

Repeat: OTB AM

Repeat: OTB AM

10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Share

Up next

Golf Weekly

Golf Weekly

12:00 PM-01:00 PM

Share

OTB Gold

OTB Gold

01:00 PM-02:00 PM

Share

Highlights on Off The Ball

Highlights on Off The Ball

02:00 PM-05:00 PM

Share

OTB

OTB

05:00 PM-06:00 PM

Share

OTB Gold

OTB Gold

06:00 PM-07:00 PM

Share

LIVE: Newsround

LIVE: Newsround

07:00 PM-07:30 PM

Share

LIVE: John Giles

LIVE: John Giles

07:30 PM-08:00 PM

Share

LIVE: Off The Ball

LIVE: Off The Ball

08:00 PM-09:00 PM

Share

LIVE: The Football Show

LIVE: The Football Show

09:00 PM-10:00 PM

Share

LIVE: Off The Brawl

LIVE: Off The Brawl

10:00 PM-11:00 PM

Share

Repeat: Off The Ball

Repeat: Off The Ball

11:00 PM-12:00 AM

Share

OTB's Crappy Quiz

OTB's Crappy Quiz

07:00 AM-07:30 AM

Share

LIVE: OTB AM

LIVE: OTB AM

07:30 AM-09:30 AM

Share

Highlights on Off The Ball

Highlights on Off The Ball

09:30 AM-10:00 AM

Share

Repeat: OTB AM

Repeat: OTB AM

10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Share

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Share on