Monday, March 8, 1999 Published at 16:08 GMT
Farry sacked by SFA
Jim Farry's future is in doubt
Jim Farry has been sacked as chief executive of the Scottish Football Association for "gross misconduct".
He was suspended last week and his fate was decided at a meeting the SFA Council on Monday.
He is now considering legal action.
SFA president Jack McGinn has been named acting chief executive pending the appointment of Farry's successor.
The move follows an independent commission ruling in favour of Celtic last week after the Parkhead club protested at the delay in registering Cadete.
The decision will delight Celtic managing director Fergus McCann who had demanded Farry be sacked for his role in the affair.
Celtic released a short statement in response to Farry's dismissal making it clear they were satisfied with the outcome.
It said: "No-one likes to see anyone lose their job. However, in this circumstance it was inevitable due to the substantial evidence of Mr Farry's behaviour and attitude."
Farry issued a short response after the announcement, saying: "I will now be forced to seek legal advice. I can make no comment beyond that."
It is understood that Farry had requested to attend the SFA Council meeting but received no answer.
'A lot to think about'
SFA council member Hugh Scott, owner and chairman of Greenock Morton, said: "It is always disappointing to see someone of that quality no longer fulfilling that function.
"I would think that we have confidence in the office bearers to make sure natural justice is dispensed.
"We must always remember that the president and vice-president are very capable of running the SFA.
"I think the answer is that we all have a lot to think about and we all have to be comfortable with what we have heard and seen, and I have a high regard of what we have seen and heard."