Martin O’Neill and Aston Villa head for tribunal to settle dispute

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    By Phil Haigh

    3 Mar 2011 15:15:00

    EPL: Martin O'Neill, Arsenal v Aston Villa (Getty Images)

    EPL: Martin O’Neill, Arsenal v Aston Villa (Getty Images)

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    Martin O’Neill and Aston Villa have failed to come to an agreement over the amount he is to be paid  after resigning from his position as manager of the club in August last year, meaning the case will go to an arbitration tribunal.

    The League Managers Association will host the panel and they released a statement that read:  “It has not been possible to resolve the dispute concerning the termination of [O’Neill’s] employment.

    “The matter has now been placed in the hands of the Premier League Managers’ Arbitration Tribunal.

    “Premier League managers’ contracts contain a clause requiring the parties to mediate their differences in the event of a dispute and, if the dispute cannot be resolved at mediation, that the case moves forward to the Premier League Managers’ Arbitration Tribunal.

    “The tribunal is ideally placed to resolve disputes of this nature, combining the skills and experience of prominent individuals from football and the law.”

    The tribunal has dealt with cases such as when Alan Curbishley left West Ham and Kevin Keegan departed Newcastle – the latter was awarded £2 million in damages when he won his case against his former employers for constructive dismissal.

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