Former soccer manager loses battle to keep €65,000 FAI job
FORMER Republic of Ireland soccer boss Eoin Hand has lost his two-year long battle with the FAI to hold onto his €65,000 per year position.
It follows the Labour Court overruling a decision by a Rights Commissioner last year that Hand be reinstated with the FAI on a contract of indefinite duration.
The 68-year-old lost his role in 2012 with the FAI when he was a victim of association cutbacks. A Rights Commissioner determined last year that Hand was an employee with the FAI and should be re-instated.
However, the FAI appealed the decision and the Labour Court has now overturned the ruling. The Labour Court upheld the FAI's view that Hand was at all times a consultant for the organisation and could not be deemed an employee.