Bolton Win Gavin McCann Court Case

  • September 25, 2014 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton have a won a court case against Tony McGill, the former agent of ex-Wanderers midfielder Gavin McCann.

The case related to McCann's £1million transfer from Aston Villa to Bolton in June 2007, a deal which McGill claims he was cut out of - costing him a commission payment of up to £390,000.

McGill claimed to be the lawful agent of McCann, although the transfer and subsequent contractual negotiations were conducted under the watch of Sports Entertainment Management (SEM).

Wanderers chairman Phil Gartside, club secretary Simon Marland, former manager Sammy Lee and director of football Frank McParland all gave evidence at a trial which began in April, but Judge Waksman - who oversaw the debate - ruled against McGill, putting the football club in the clear of any wrongdoing.

Speaking to The Bolton News about the judge's decision, a Bolton spokesman said: "Mr McGill failed in every claim he made against the company or any individual from the company."

McGill, who has been ordered to pay 80% of the court costs accrued by Wanderers and 30% of those from SEM, intends to appeal the decision and is expected to take his case to the Court of Appeal.

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