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Monday, 5 June, 2000, 11:02 GMT 12:02 UK
Saints boss seeks pay settlement
Dave Jones
Dave Jones (right) with Saints captain Jason Dodd
Southampton manager, Dave Jones, is to go to tribunal in an effort to get the club to pay up his contract ahead of a child abuse trial.

The former Everton defender denies 13 charges of sexually assaulting youngsters during his time as a care worker on Merseyside. He is due to stand trial in November.

Southampton have continued to pay Jones a monthly salary, reported at 300,000 a year, but have installed Glen Hoddle as first team coach, a move which Mr Jones says proves he has been effectively dismissed.

The League Managers Association is backing his claim for the contract.

'Not sacked'

Former England coach Hoddle joined Southampton in January while Jones takes a 12 month sabbatical to prepare for the trial.

When Hoddle's appointment was made, Southampton's board of directors insisted the manager had not been sacked.

"His contract of employment is not terminated and no-one should confuse this situation with that of dismissal," they said. "The board also wish to state quite clearly that there is no change in their view that David is innocent until proven otherwise."

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