Derry City 'not yet convinced' by FAI proposals to restart League of Ireland football

Mon, Jun 15 2020

The Board of Derry City have confirmed that they have yet to be convinced by the financial proposals put forward by the FAI in recent days to restart League of Ireland football.

The Candystripes have said in a statement that they ‘are not yet convinced that the proposed distribution is equitable’.

As a result of the quickening up of the Government’s roadmap out of the Covid-19 emergency – the club added that ‘there is a likelihood that the League will restart in mid-August’.

As a result, it appears that the proposed four team tournament between the teams participating in European competitions would not proceed as per Derry’s statement.

However, the Foylesiders have said that despite keeping their players and staff on full salaries – ‘their effort and commitment’ on that front has not been ‘properly recognised in the proposed distribution of financial compensation’.

The club concluded their statement by saying that they will fully inform their supporters of the outcome once negotiations are completed.