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Ex-Man Utd star Kanchelskis allegedly threatened over club payoff dispute

Former Manchester United and Everton winger Andrei Kanchelskis has been allegedly threatened with being made 'disabled for life' in a dispute with former club FC Navbahor Namangan.

The Sun says he was told someone would 'break his legs' unless he cut his demand for payments for his work at FC Navbahor Namangan despite adjudication that he was owed £1.2 million, it is alleged.

Kanchelskis went to police in Moscow over the 'threats'.

A video from 112 channel in Russia has emerged showing Oasis Cafe in the Russian capital where Kanchelskis, 52, has claimed he was intimidated by four masked men who wanted him to lower his demands to £60,000.

The Mutko Protiv Telegram channel reported: “Four men in medical masks entered the Oasis cafe, where Kanchelskis was having dinner, and one approached his table."

He was allegedly told: “You filed a lawsuit. You will not get anything. If you do not agree to this amount (£60,000), you will be disabled for life.

"We will break your legs, you will ride a wheelchair."

An investigation is underway.

Kanchelskis worked at Navbahor from October 2018 to June 2019, returning again to the club in August 2019 as acting general manager.

In October 2020, he left his position, reportedly over wage delays and the club's failure to fulfil its obligations to pay.

The club statement said: “This led to the fact that our team began to lose point.

“After the last time Andrei left the club without our permission, we made the decision to finally part with him."


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