Employment Lawyer Comments On Paul Jewell's Departure From West Brom

Coach Leaves One Week After Joining Club

14.01.2015

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Paul Jewell’s exit from West Brom one week after joining the Premier League club points to the coach believing that his contract has been fundamentally breached  – says a leading employment lawyer. 

Jewell, the former Bradford, Wigan, Ipswich, Sheffield Wednesday and Derby manager joined new head coach Tony Pulis last week but announced last night that he had left the club.

A statement on the club's official website on Tuesday simply stated that Jewell had decided "he will not be continuing his recent assistance on a more formal basis".

This was followed by Jewell who today said that his departure was not by mutual consent and that the matter is being dealt with by his lawyer.

Glenn Hayes, an employment partner at law firm Irwin Mitchell, said:

Expert Opinion
“Although the full details are yet to emerge about why Paul Jewell has left West Brom just a week after joining the club, it is possible to speculate that Paul is disputing something that he thinks he was offered, but is no longer available. If this was the case, this could allow him to terminate the contract with immediate effect, arguing the club have fundamentally breached his contract, and launch legal proceedings to claim back what he thinks he is owed.”
Glenn Hayes, Partner