FAI statement re WNT management position


FAI statement re WNT management position

The Board of the FAI wish to confirm that Colin Bell was under contract to the FAI as Head Coach to the Women’s National Team for the period to late 2020.
30th Jun 2019

The FAI were first informed last weekend by Colin of the offer from Huddersfield Town and immediately began discussions to determine whether or not the FAI could facilitate Colin’s requirements in order for him to remain.

Following talks held between Colin and senior representatives of the Association, the Board discussed Colin’s financial and other demands at a meeting on Thursday night but, given the current circumstances around the Association, the Board decided that it was not in a position to agree to his terms to stay at this point in time.

When informed of the Board’s decision, Colin confirmed to the FAI that he would resign from his position in order to take up the Huddersfield Town offer. 

The FAI has already begun the process to recruit a new manager and will advertise the position. General Manager Noel Mooney has contacted a senior squad representative to reassure the players that their bid to qualify for the European finals will be fully supported in the wake of Colin Bell’s decision to resign.

The Board of the FAI would like to wish Colin Bell well at Huddersfield Town.