Everton manager David Moyes is to sue former player Wayne Rooney over comments made in his book.
Mel Goldberg, Moyes’ lawyer, confirmed his client would sue Rooney.
He told BBC Radio Five Live: “There are a couple of comments. I think the main one is ‘Moyes forced me out’. That was far from the truth.”
Moyes has also issued a writ against the owners of the Daily Mail, who serialised Rooney’s book “My Story So Far.”
Goldberg said: “He’s taken action against the newspaper, the Daily Mail, where the article appeared.
“The other action will be in relation to the book, so that is being dealt with separately and proceedings will be issued against the publishers plus Wayne Rooney, which haven’t been issued at this time.”
Moyes was particularly angered by Roooney’s claim that he was forced out of the club by the Everton manager.
He said: “No manager wants to lose his best players. Moyes went out of his way to keep him happy.
“Rooney also claimed there was a breach of confidence, and that is also a long way from the truth according to my instructions.
“There is also an allegation in the book that Rooney said things to Moyes in confidence and the next day they appeared in the Liverpool Echo. Rooney assumed wrongly that this was a breach of confidence and that’s not the case.
“David Moyes is a very confidential person and would not leak stories and in fact went to the reverse by trying to keep stories out of the press for several months.
“He was very surprised and very disappointed.”