Jump to content

Sporting Director / Director of Football


r0cafella

Recommended Posts

4 hours ago, bobbydazzla said:

Which bits about Employment Contracts, Restrictive Covenants and Gardening Leave do people on here struggle to understand.

 

If he's "working" for Man Utd whilst still employed by us, he'll end up in court for breach of contract.

 

People operating at Ashworth's level in a business have access to all kinds of highly confidential details that need to be protected. NUFC and our lawyers will be watching him like a hawk. 

I've seen lawyers get involved for something as minor as a sales manager emailing a former client when they've joined a new company but are still under Restrictive Covenants. 

 

You can't sign an employment contract with your fingers crossed behind your back and claim skinchies when you want to break the terms. They're legally binding agreements.

 

 

 

 

 

I don't doubt any of that or disagree with it. My take would be more on how anyone can prove or disprove he's already working on the sly for the Mancs, be it via an intermediary or otherwise. Whether something is against a law or not doesn't stop people breaking said law, what's the worse that would happen to him? A fine? I'm sure Man Utd would be able to cover whatever pittance it'd be if it came to it. Is a fine going to be more than suggested compensation? Besides, as I said, I don't see any way of catching them out, unless the intermediary used blabbed.

Link to post
Share on other sites

8 minutes ago, Armchair Pundit said:

 

I don't doubt any of that or disagree with it. My take would be more on how anyone can prove or disprove he's already working on the sly for the Mancs, be it via an intermediary or otherwise. Whether something is against a law or not doesn't stop people breaking said law, what's the worse that would happen to him? A fine? I'm sure Man Utd would be able to cover whatever pittance it'd be if it came to it. Is a fine going to be more than suggested compensation? Besides, as I said, I don't see any way of catching them out, unless the intermediary used blabbed.


I really doubt it.. everything very traceable. If it became a legal thing Man Utd would be in massive trouble and there’s no way their compliance department would sign off on something so risky.

Link to post
Share on other sites

33 minutes ago, Dr Jinx said:


I really doubt it.. everything very traceable. If it became a legal thing Man Utd would be in massive trouble and there’s no way their compliance department would sign off on something so risky.

 

I mean, I'd hope not, I just don't trust any of them.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Could be 2+2=5 but Man Utd have announced their current Ashworth equivalent is leaving, could be that we're getting close to seeing the end of this saga.

Link to post
Share on other sites

43 minutes ago, lovejoy said:

Could be 2+2=5 but Man Utd have announced their current Ashworth equivalent is leaving, could be that we're getting close to seeing the end of this saga.

I'd still doubt we'd let him take over before the summer transfer window closes. If so it would be top Dollar 

Link to post
Share on other sites

8 minutes ago, madras said:

I'd still doubt we'd let him take over before the summer transfer window closes. If so it would be top Dollar 

 

I wonder if it will impact our own plans to bring in a DOF before the summer? Are we waiting to settle the Ashworth compensation before making our move?

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Just now, TRon said:

 

I wonder if it will impact our own plans to bring in a DOF before the summer? Are we waiting to settle the Ashworth compensation before making our move?

 

 

 

 

I highly doubt they would be connected, otherwise we could end up operating without one until 2026.

Link to post
Share on other sites

5 minutes ago, TRon said:

 

I wonder if it will impact our own plans to bring in a DOF before the summer? Are we waiting to settle the Ashworth compensation before making our move?

 

 

Wouldn't have thought so but others would be in the same position with their clubs not wanting them to take up positions until after the window. If we limit ourselves to those out if work currently we are cutting down the possible field of candidates.

Link to post
Share on other sites

3 minutes ago, McDog said:

 

 

I highly doubt they would be connected, otherwise we could end up operating without one until 2026.

 

Realistically we'll probably settle with Man U at some point between the end of summer and the new year. Just don't seem to have heard much on a replacement while the Ashworth saga drags on other than a few names thrown out there.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Just now, TRon said:

 

Realistically we'll probably settle with Man U at some point between the end of summer and the new year. Just don't seem to have heard much on a replacement while the Ashworth saga drags on other than a few names thrown out there.

 

 

Totally agree. Ashworth no longer works for the team, no reason to wait other than maybe Madras point about not taking positions before the window. I would imagine each situation is unique though.

Link to post
Share on other sites

What's with all the meetings? 

 

We better not let this whole thing slide.

 

Pay the fee or wait until his gardening leave runs out.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...