John Delaney has signed a new contract with the FAI that will see him stay on as chief executive until 2020.
Delaney's €1.8m deal will earn him €360,000 a year but the CEO says that he turned down more lucrative offers from other places to stay on in the job.
Speaking to the Irish Sun, Delaney said:
You go back to 1996, the turnover of the FAI was about €7m, last year it was €36m, next year it will be close to €40m. We have really driven the association forward as a business.
I’ve been offered salaries above what I’m paid. I haven’t taken them because I love what I’m doing.
But I do accept it is a well-paid salary and I can understand certain criticisms of it because that’s the world we live in.
Delaney added 'While I have the support of the members and the energy to do the job, I’ll stay and do the job.'
He also revealed that he still keeps in touch with Trap and text him to wish him well in his negotiations about taking charge of the Ivory Coast. There was no mention of whether the pair Snapchat each other.