Ex-Scotland boss Levein lashes out at SFA

Craig Levein has hit out at the Scottish Football Association regarding his unpaid wages from his tenure as Scotland manager.

Craig Levein has hit out at the Scottish Football Association regarding his unpaid wages from his tenure as Scotland manager.

The 48-year old was sacked by the SFA in November after a poor start to the 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign but is due payment for the remainder of his contract which he is yet to receive.

He admits that the money side of things is not a huge issue but is furious at the fact the SFA are attempting to control what he does.

“The SFA came to me and offered me a contract,” he said.

“All I ask is for the terms of that contract to be honoured.

“If I was being greedy, I’d have sat and taken my salary, the fuel card, the credit card, the phone and everything else for 20 months.

“But I didn’t want to do that because it’s not about the money. This is about the SFA taking the job away from me then trying to control where and when I can work.

“I’m really disappointed to hear (SFA chief) Stewart (Regan) trying to make out that I’m being greedy because that’s not the case.

“I don’t know why he’s doing it. You’d have to ask him.

“It’s in the hands of the lawyers – my lawyers and the SFA’s lawyers.

“But when he’s inferring I’m being greedy, it’s wrong and he shouldn’t be talking like that.

“They wanted me to stay employed and go on gardening leave but I didn’t want to do that.”

 
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