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Rugby league legend takes club to employment tribunal

Rugby league legend takes club to employment tribunal

An employment tribunal is set to decide whether or not a rugby league manager was the victim of unfair dismissal.

Garry Schofield was relieved of his duties with the Barrow Raiders in March this year with eight months of his contract remaining and before the club had even played a game in the Co-operative Championship, the North West Evening Mail reports.

Schofield - who is regarded as a legendary ex-Great Britain international and was awarded an OBE for his services to sport in 1994 - believes the club treated him unfairly by sacking him after a period of just four months.

At the time, Barrow stated that concerns with the 46-year-old's style of management both on and off the field were the reasons behind this decision.

However, the professional - who oversaw five competitive matches in charge, winning three - is now taking the club to a tribunal in Leeds.

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Posted by Francesca Witney