Mills to confront legal advisors?

Last updated : 06 November 2004 By Richard Brown

After a less than spectacular, no, in fact, rather abysmal closing stages to his Magpies career, Gary Mills – appointed by the club less than ten months ago – was relieved of his duties earlier in the week as manager, only to be offered a lesser post inside the club.

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After hastily declining the board’s offer on the grounds that was an, ahem, football manager, Mills is now said to be meeting with legal advisors to discuss a potential course of action.

Mills, speaking to Planet Football, had this to say: "I was relieved of my duties at the club and am no longer the first-team manager."

"I am no longer at the club in any capacity."

"I did not accept the offer of an alternative job - I am a football manager."

"There are still issues with the club which need to be resolve though and so I'm in discussions with legal advisors and can't really comment any further."

Meanwhile, a little closer to home, caretaker-boss Ian Richardson has made his mark already on the squad by withdrawing three players – namely David Pipe, Mike Whitlow and Matty Gill – from the transfer list. All of whom were put up for sale during the latter stages of Mills’ reign.