Thursday 27 April 2017

John Delaney set to receive extra €100k after winning election for lucrative position on Uefa Executive Committee

FAI chief John Delaney
FAI chief John Delaney
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

FAI CEO John Delaney will reportedly earn an additional €100,000 after he was elected to Uefa's Executive Committee at the governing body's congress in Helsinki this afternoon.

Delaney received 48 votes out of 54, which was the second highest, comfortably winning him a lucrative seat on the powerful committee.

The position will give Delaney €300-a-day living expenses when on official business, and as Daniel McDonnell reports in today's Irish Independent, the English FA recently told The Sunday Times that David Gill received a payment of €100,000 per year during his time as a committee member.

Delaney's election to the UEFA Executive Committee comes just one day after the Irish women's team held a press conference outlining their grievances with the FAI about their treatment.

Among other things, the players claimed they were forced to share tracksuits with underage teams.

Earlier, Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin announced that each member nation will receive an extra €1m 'solidarity payment', meaning the FAI are in line to receive the payment.

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