John Delaney is to stay at the helm of the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) for a further five years, it was announced today.
In a statement the FAI said that following its meeting this week, its Board of Management had unanimously asked the current chief executive to extend his contract until 2015.
Delaney has been head of the FAI since 2004.
"John has presided over the development and growth of all strands of the game and we are delighted to announce that he will continue as Chief Executive of the Football Association of Ireland for a further five year term", said FAI President David Blood.
"John has been instrumental in modernising the Association and has a track record of achievement including the establishment of a nationwide network of co funded community based football development officers, the transformation of relations with football’s grassroots, the trebling of the Association’s commercial portfolio, the merger with the Airtricity League and the development of the new Aviva Stadium in partnership with the IRFU," Mr Blood added.
"I know that I speak for all of the elected members of the Board of Management when I say that John is the right man to continue delivering growth and success for Irish football over the next five year period.”