Aston Villa are set for a legal battle with Chief Executive Keith Wyness who is suing the club for constructive dismissal.
That’s according to the Telegraph who say even though he was only initially suspended by the club, Wyness has now left the club and he is no longer a member of the board.
Given the fallout since his suspension last week, it will come as little surprise that he has left his role but the 60-year old wants to take Villa to court in a case that could cost the cash-strapped club around £6m.
Additionally, the report claims chief commercial offer Luke Organ and executive assistant Rongtian He could face legal action although the reasons why are not specified.
Wyness joined Villa back in 2016 when owner Tony Xia bought the club and was a key figure at the club with Xia often back in China.
However, the pair fell out after the play-off final defeat against Fulham when details emerged of Villa’s terrible financial situation.
This is more bad news for Villa who will not want this hanging over them given all the other serious issues they currently have.
Whether Wyness has a case remains to be seen but it’s out there now and it will create more questions and uncertainty for a club that has enough to deal with.
For Villa and Xia, the immediate task will be securing the future of the club but the issue with Wyness appears as though it will drag on for a while yet.
Thoughts, Villa fans? Let us know in the comments below.
Aston Villa14 hours ago
Team news emerges: The Aston Villa XI we expect Bruce to play v Reading tomorrow
Gallery Articles15 hours ago
Team news emerges: The Forest XI we expect Karanka to play v Birmingham tomorrow
Derby County14 hours ago
Team news emerges: The Derby XI we expect Lampard to play v Preston tomorrow
Gallery Articles21 hours ago
Team news emerges: The Leeds XI we expect Bielsa to play v Norwich tomorrow
Gallery Articles17 hours ago
30-year old in: 2 QPR loan deals McClaren should sort before next week’s deadline
Gallery Articles22 hours ago
Team news emerges: The Sheffield Utd XI we expect Wilder to play v Bolton tomorrow
Aston Villa16 hours ago
Bruce delivers disappointing Aston Villa transfer update
Latest News17 hours ago
Norwich dealt frustrating blow ahead of Leeds clash