Levein launches legal action against Scottish FA
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) Craig Levein is taking legal action against the Scottish Football Association after being fired as national-team manager last month.
The SFA says lawyers representing Levein, who was dismissed on Nov. 5 after nearly three years in charge, say he "has served a writ on the association."
In a statement released on Wednesday, the SFA says Levein is claiming the organization failed to "make a proposal in lieu of compensation."
However, the SFA says it had offered to pay up the remainder of Levein's contract through 2014 but was notified "that Craig has chosen to resign, thereby foregoing the offer made to honor his contract in full."
Levein has yet to be replaced as manager.
Updated December 19, 2012