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FIFA awards O'Leary compensation

May 3, 2013
By ESPN staff
David O'Leary has won his compensation claim against Al Ahli FC, and FIFA has ordered the club to pay the former Aston Villa and Leeds United manager $5.2 million (£3.342 million).

O'Leary left Al Ahli in April 2011 after a 5-1 defeat at the hands of Al Jazira, less than a year into a three-year contract. Although the Dubai-based club stated he had been sacked at the time they later claimed O'Leary had walked out.

Al Ahli refused to pay O'Leary compensation for the remainder ...

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