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Levein goes toe-to-toe with Scottish FA

Former Scotland manager Craig Levein has served a writ on the Scottish Football Association in regard to his terminated contract.

The 48-year old was relieved of his duties by the SFA on November 5 following a poor beginning to their 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign.

After his sacking, it was announced that Levein would stay on the SFA payroll for the remainder of his contract, which was to last for another 20 months, but he has not yet received any of his £35,000-a-month salary and he has now decided to take action.

"Regrettably, the Scottish FA has received notification from lawyers representing Craig Levein that their client has served a writ on the Association," said the SFA.

"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.

"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."

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