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FAI high performance director Ruud Dokter signs five-year contract extension

Ruud Dokter is to remain the Football Association of Ireland's high performance director until the end of 2020 after signing a five-year contract extension.

Dutchman Dokter, who joined the FAI from its counterpart in Holland, the KNVB, in August 2013, will continue to work on the association's player development and emerging talent programmes.

He said: "It is important for me to say that in the two and a half years I've been here I feel that so much has been accomplished, and I didn't hesitate for a second to renew my contract with the FAI.

"There are many challenges ahead of us and we are focused on continuing to make improvements to the development of players in Ireland."

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