VOTE: Grimsby Town pays former manager Mike Newell £5k compensation
GRIMSBY Town have paid former manager Mike Newell £5,000 in compensation – just a fraction of the £53,000 he sued the club for over his sacking.
The Grimsby Telegraph has obtained court documents – which are available to the public – which show the claim has now been settled.
In February, we exclusively revealed the staggering allegations Newell made against the club and its chairman John Fenty relating to his dismissal for gross misconduct.
Mr Newell issued the club with a writ, claiming damages of £53,845.61 for wrongful dismissal, and or breach of contract.
Today, we can reveal the issue was settled out of court four weeks ago, with the club incurring no costs as it didn't reach the High Court.
The club agreed only to pay the amount it did, as it maintained it was in the wrong with just one thing, which relates to employment laws.
In an attempt to understand further what really happened surrounding Mr Newell's departure from Blundell Park, the Grimsby Telegraph has an exclusive interview with Mr Fenty, who says how much he now wants to draw a line under the issue and continue to focus on turning around the on-pitch fortunes of the Mariners.
Read the full interview in today's Grimsby Telegraph, and also see a feature on how police and club safety officers are preparing for what they hope will be a trouble-free season. Plus, don't miss your chance to win an adult and junior season ticket - worth more than £300.