Kevin Blackwell is to sue Leeds United for compensation after failing to negotiate a settlement with his former employers. According to Ken Bates “Blackwell was dismissed for negative comments made in the press about the club's finances, not for poor results”
Right! Well he should have been dismissed for poor results but then he should be compensated for being dismissed unless there were performance clauses in his contract
The League Managers Association lawyers have investigated the newspaper article upon which Leeds are basing their claim and have advised that Blackwells remarks did not breach the terms of his contract.
Rumours continue to circulate with regard to whether or not Blackwell actually signed the three year contract he was offered and whether or not the contract might be deemed to be signed in any case as he continued to work beyond the end of his old contract and was paid at the new rate.