The £3.5mill walkaway

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The £3.5mill walkaway

Post by daib0 » Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:48 pm

Sporting Gijon manager Abelardo resigned from his position earlier and refused his £3.5mill payout

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"As a Sporting fan, even though I had a contract until 2020, I couldn’t do that to the club I love. I did the same at other clubs and it wasn’t going to be any different here. I don’t have a problem writing off the money. There are more important things, loyalty to my club above all,” Abelardo said of his gesture.

In spite of wide-scale Spanish corruption, how many British managers would do that for the club they proclaim to love? Nice to see what decent humans do.

BBC link to story http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/38665972

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Re: The £3.5mill walkaway

Post by Gibbon » Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:29 pm

Or clever enough to know that it will make other clubs more likely to take a risk on him?

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