Former Scotland manager Craig Levein has hit out at the Scottish Football Association (SFA), saying he felt they were implying that he was being greedy.
Levein has been locked in a legal dispute with his former employers after their failure to pay him compensation following his sacking three months ago.
SFA chief executive Stewart Regan said recently that Levein "felt he was entitled to his money sooner" after rejecting an offer to be paid until his deal ended.
Levein, however, denied that claim and said he believed the dispute was based on more than just financial issues.
"Stewart's making out I'm being greedy. I think that's wrong. I was extremely disappointed by the comments," he told the Daily Record.
"I entered into a contract with the SFA, they came and asked me to sign a contract. I didn't go chasing them and, to hear some of the comments he made, I'm angry and upset about it. All I'm asking for is the contract to be honoured.
"First of all, I haven't received a penny from the SFA since I left. And if I was being greedy, I would have sat for 20 months taking my salary, the car, the credit card, the fuel card and the phone.
"This isn't about money. This is about the SFA taking my job away from me and then trying to control when and where I work next.
"What they wanted was to have me stay employed and effectively go on gardening leave. I didn't want that."