Date: 26th April 2018 at 3:00pm
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Middlesbrough are suing the club, along with four of Garry Monk’s backroom staff James Beattie, Darryl Flahavan, Sean Rush and Ryan Needs, according to Gazzette Live.

The four coaches were put on gardening leave by Boro, but they then resigned to move to St Andrews.

On Twitter, fans are finding the whole situation a bit ridiculous:

Verdict:

According to Middlesbrough’s lawyers, the four staff members shouldn’t have been allowed back to work at another club until December 28th 2018. Much of their concern surrounds the fact that the coaches have inside knowledge about the Teesiders.

They possess information on player recruitment, youth players and other potentially sensitive information that Boro say we can take advantage of because we are in the same league.

I’m not a legal expert so I won’t go into the details of contract law but it’s a strange situation, to say the least. It’s not unusual for a manager and his staff to manage two different clubs in the same league during the same season. We’ll just have to see how this pans out.

 
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