Mulvey sues Brisbane Roar

Former Brisbane Roar coach Mike Mulvey is suing the financially stricken club for unpaid wages and damages after he was sensationally axed last year.

The Malaysia-based coach launched action in the District Court on Wednesday and is seeking more than $270,000 which equates to an 18-month payout, the ABC reports.

Mulvey led Roar to the Premiership-Championship double in 2013/14 before being sacked just six games into the following season amid player unrest and poor on-field results.

It is the latest in a series of blows for the former A-League high-flyers. Gambaro Hotel and Restaurant has taken action to have the club wound up for unpaid debts.

This follows the legal stoush with Queensland Rugby Union over outstanding rent at Ballymore plus unpaid wages and superannuation to players and staff.

Socceroo call-up, Luke Brattan, recently won a bid to have his contracted with the club terminated after Roar failed pay superannuation contributions for more than a year.

Mulvey’s lawyer, Matt McCormick told the ABC, legal action was the “last resort”.

"He never really wanted this grievance in the public air, which now it is," McCormick told the national broadcaster.