Monday 11 December 2017

Former soccer manager loses battle to keep €65,000 FAI job

Former Ireland manager Eoin Hand. Photo: Matt Browne / SPORTSFILE...ABC
Former Ireland manager Eoin Hand. Photo: Matt Browne / SPORTSFILE...ABC

Gordon Deegan

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.

Irish Independent

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