Farina sues Brisbane Roar

BRISBANE - Former Australia coach Frank Farina is suing Brisbane Roar for A$325,000 ($296,800), alleging the A-league club had "significantly damaged" his reputation in the way it handled his sacking after a drink-driving charge.

Farina, who was sacked as coach in October, days after being charged for his second drink-driving offence in less than three years, also said statements by club officials had hurt his employment prospects, according to court documents local media have reported.

The legal action will come as another headache for the Queensland club, among a number of clubs suffering from plunging crowds and financial troubles in the competition.