Former FAI chief executive John Delaney will no longer serve as chairperson of UEFA's Youth and Amateur Football Committee after being replaced by Zbigniew Boniek.

Delaney became only the second Irishman, after Dundalk's Des Casey in 1994, to hold a seat at the top table of European football after he was elected to UEFA's Executive Committee just over two years ago.

The Irish Times reports that he will keep his place on the Youth and Amateur Football Committee but will act as a deputy chair, with former Polish international midfielder Boniek taking the top seat for the next four years.

Delaney's term with UEFA lasts until 2021.

He did not attend May's UEFA European Under-17 Championships which were held in Ireland and was also absent from the association's Executive Committee meeting in Baku later that month.