New South Sydney coach Wayne Bennett has handed a legal letter to the Brisbane Broncos, claiming his former club owe him $400,000 after sacking him early this month.
Bennett was paid out $385,000 by the club for his image rights this December, but the letter details how the six-time Brisbane premiership coach “reserves the right to enforce court proceedings.”
Brisbane CEO Paul White confirmed to The Courier-Mail the letter was delivered last Friday.
Not only will Bennett be potentially suing his former club, but given the Rabbitohs have agreed to pay 50% of any money the Broncos are forced to pay to Bennett in 2019, the legendary coach could also be taking money from his new employers.
However, following this report, Bennett told The Courier-Mail he wasn’t planning on suing the Broncos.
The bad break-up from Bennett and the Broncos comes after a long contract saga that saw Bennett and Anthony Seibold eventually switch head coaching roles.