These are the pics that have Central Coast Mariners fuming and consulting their legal team.
Snaps of the club’s star midfielder, Michael McGlinchey, donning a Wellington Phoenix kit and training with Ernie Merrick’s squad at Newtown Park on Monday morning did nothing to cool tempers in Gosford.
Central Coast insist the player is still contracted to them for the 2014-15 season and club chairman Michael Charlesworth says he expects the Kiwi international to fulfil his contractual obligations.
The Mariners said they were looking at their legal options after the Nix publicly announced McGlinchey would train in New Zealand.
The A-League tug-o-war over the player became evident last month when the FFA’s website prematurely posted a draft release saying he was signing with Phoenix.
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