FAI President Donald Conway is to step down from his position next month.
Mr Conway will step down at an Extraordinary General Meeting January 25th, when his successor will be elected.
He will deliver his final address to the association at its AGM on December 29th, with the nomination process open the following day.
Anyone who has served as a member of the FAI Council is eligible for nomination.
Donal Conway is to step down as President of the Football Association of Ireland at an EGM on January 25, 2020
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It comes as the FAI prepares to publish it financial accounts.
The announcement is expected to reveal the depth of the financial issues facing the governing body of Irish football.
It was yesterday delayed following what has been a turbulent week for the association.
On Wednesday, mobile network provider Three Ireland announced that it would not be extending its sponsorship of the association.
On Monday meanwhile, the former Athletics Ireland head John Foley said he would not be taking up the role of interim FAI CEO – on the day he was due to begin work.
The association has found itself in a storm of controversy over its governance and finances since it emerged former CEO John Delaney gave it a €100,000 bridging loan from his own pocket in 2017.
State funding to the association has been suspended in the months since.
Last week, a forensic audit of the association’s accounts was referred to Gardaí.
The association is expected to reveal that its debt level is now over €50m when the accounts are published this morning.
The announcement is also expected to include details of the severance package paid to Mr Delaney.
Board members will make the announcement around lunchtime.