Controversial figure John Delaney resigns from UEFA's executive committee

21 January 2020

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Photo: Getty Images Delaney has not participated in meetings with UEFA's most powerful body since April last year due to an investigation into a €100,000 loan he provided to the Football Association of Ireland (FAI), of which he is the former executive vice president.

The former executive vice president of the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) played a key role in the expansion of the EURO to 24 teams.

However, pending an investigation into a loan he provided to the FAI, Delaney had not participated in meetings with UEFA's most powerful body since April last year.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

John Delaney has resigned from UEFA's executive committee effective immediately, the body has announced, just one year before his tenure was set to expire.

Delaney has not participated in meetings with UEFA's most powerful body since April last year due to an investigation into a €100,000 loan he provided to the Football Association of Ireland (FAI), of which he is the former executive vice president.

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