In a statement released by the FAI on Monday morning, it was confirmed that John Foley has decided to not accept the role of interim CEO with the association.
Foley, who is a former chief executive of Athletics Ireland, was today due to take over from Noel Mooney as head of the organisation.
"The Board of the FAI notes with great regret John Foley’s decision not to accept the role of Interim CEO with the Football Association of Ireland," reads a statement from the FAI.
"Throughout our dealings with John, his suitability for the role was beyond question and the level of professionalism and clarity he could bring to the Association would have been invaluable.
"John’s experience and influence will be especially missed by our staff who would have benefitted greatly from his arrival.
"The Board of the FAI will meet to discuss the next steps."
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