Former Newcastle manager Kevin Keegan has been awarded £2m damages plus interest after winning his case against the club for constructive dismissal.
An independent arbitration panel convened by the Premier League heard the case following a claim from Keegan.
The dispute relates to the circumstances in which the ex-England manager departed St James’ Park in 2008.
The panel agreed that in signing Uruguayan midfielder Ignacio Gonzalez, against Keegan’s wishes, the club were in breach of a term in his contract.
Keegan also claimed ‘stigma damages’ on the basis that he has found it difficult to obtain work as a top-flight manager as a result of which he will lose up to a further £16.5m which could have been earned up to the age of 65.