Wilkins Contacts LMA For Legal Advice

20 11 2010
Ray Wilkins

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Former Chelsea assistant manager Ray Wilkins has contacted the League Manager’s Association for advice over his dismissal which he insists was ‘unfair’.

Reports suggested that Wilkins was informed that his contract would not be renewed during half-time of a reserve team match.

Wilkins was brought back to the club where his playing career began to assist Luiz Felipe Scolari in 2008 and had been a key part in Carlo Ancelotti’s team up until his surprise dismissal. He was quick to express his disappointment at the club’s decision.

“I am very disappointed that the board decided that I had no further contribution to make at Chelsea Football Club which has played such a huge part in my life,” said Wilkins.

“Since rejoining the club, I am extremely proud to have assisted in Chelsea’s recent successes.

“I enjoyed a fantastic relationship with the staff, players and the supporters and I now wish them all the very best for the future.

“The LMA’s legal advisors are assisting me in obtaining answers to a number of questions arising from my undoubtedly unfair dismissal, and all efforts are being made to reach an amicable solution.

“I therefore will be making no further comment at this stage.”

It was a departure that surprised many in football, including LMA chief executive Richard Bevan.

Bevan said: “Ray’s departure from the club was certainly a surprise given the success that Chelsea enjoyed after his arrival, and the fact that they are reigning Barclays Premier League champions, and currently top this season’s table.

“He has enjoyed an illustrious career to date which began with Chelsea and I share his disappointment and sadness at his leaving the club.”

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