Thursday 21 November 2019

FAI staff 'rattled' by scandals says Gavin

Fran Gavin. Photo: Ray McManus/Sportsfile
Fran Gavin. Photo: Ray McManus/Sportsfile

FAI official Fran Gavin admits that staff in the association have been "rattled" by the series of scandals which have led to four separate probes into FAI affairs.

A delegation from FIFA will visit FAI HQ tomorrow, the same day as an FAI Senior Council meeting, to get an update on the FAI's bid to emerge from their two-month-long crisis.

The CEO of the IFA attended the launch in Dublin yesterday of the cross-border Unite The Union Cup, but interim FAI CEO Rea Walshe was absent.

And FAI Competitions Director Gavin, as the most senior official present, was left to speak for FAI staff.

"I'm still proud to be working for the FAI, and always will be," said Gavin.

"All that staff that I talk to at the moment are a bit, I suppose, rattled with what's happened over the last while. The FAI has been a steady ship for a long time and suddenly the ship has been rocked."

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