posted on Jul, 6 2004 @ 01:55 PM
Football manager Joe Royle has been awarded 422,000 in damages after he launched a compensation claim against his former club, Manchester City.
Royle sued the club when he received only a fraction of the pay-off he was due after being sacked in May 2001.
A hearing, earlier this year, was told Mr Royle, 55, was sacked by the club days after losing the final league match against Chelsea in May.
The Premiership team were due to be relegated to Division One.
A part of the Mr Royle's contract dictated he would receive, in addition to his 300,000 annual salary, an extra 400,000 bonus if City were in the
Premiership when he left.