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Alan Thompson to sue Celtic for unfair dismissal

Alan Thompson to sue Celtic for unfair dismissal

Compensation on the grounds of unfair dismissal is being sought by the former assistant manager of Glasgow Celtic, it has emerged.

Ex-England international footballer Alan Thompson left his role as deputy to manager Neil Lennon at Parkhead abruptly over the weekend and has now signalled his intention to take legal action against the Scottish Premier League Club.

Thompson - who played for clubs such as Celtic, Aston Villa and Bolton Wanderers during his playing career - was sacked by Lennon over a phone call on Sunday (June 3rd).

It is thought the reasoning was due to concerns among the club's hierarchy about the 38-year-old's lifestyle and while Thompson has decided to sue, he told the Daily Record: "I don't want to say anything at the moment. I'll leave it in the hands of my legal people."

Thompson will be represented by Margaret Gribben, a legal expert who works closely with the Professional Footballers' Association.

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Posted by Trusha Vyas