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Craig Levein takes legal action against Scottish FA

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Former Scotland manager Craig Levein has begun legal proceedings against the Scottish FA, following his sacking back in November 5th.

Levein’s tenure as Scotland manager ended following the team’s abysmal World Cup 2014 qualification campaign, although the governing body decided to keep the former Cowdenbeath and Hearts manager on the books, as they continued to pay his wage over the next 20 months.

In a statement released by the Scottish FA, they said: “Regrettably, the Scottish FA has received notification from lawyers representing Craig Levein that their client has served a writ on the Association.

“This notification has been received despite the Scottish FA’s offer to honour Craig’s contract in full, an offer that was made immediately upon the Board’s decision to relieve Craig of his duties on November 5, 2012.”

Despite the Scottish FA honouring Levein’s contract and continue to pay his wage, Levein resigned as he kicks off his claim for compensation, however the Scottish FA dispute this.

The statement added: “The Scottish FA has since received notification that Craig has chosen to resign, thereby foregoing the offer made to honour his contract in full.

“In the notification received, failure to make a proposal in lieu of compensation has been cited. It is the view of the Scottish FA that no such offer is required given Craig’s decision to resign, especially since an offer of mediation was rejected by his legal representatives. We will make no further comment at this time.”

Meanwhile, Scotland have dropped two places to 72nd in the world, three places behind the Cape Verde Islands and 30 places behind the Republic of Ireland.

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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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