Eddie Van Hoof may sue for wrongful dismissal

Five months after he was suspended by British Gymnastics, former men’s coach Eddie Van Hoof says he may go to court after he was fired last week by the federation over what it calls “irreconcilable differences.” …

According to The Guardian, Van Hoof stated that British Gymnastics told him he was being terminated because of insubordination toward British Gymnastics Performance Director James Thomas, “bullying” against an unspecified employee and “combative language or behavior” toward unspecified gymnasts. Van Hoof, 61, said he believes the real reason for his dismissal was because of his stance during the athlete contract dispute last year. …

“The concerns began to surface last August,” Van Hoof stated, “shortly after I raised objections to the new world-class performance athlete agreements, which have rightly been a cause of widespread concern for leaving our leading British athletes open to exploitation. I stand by my support of our athletes on the issue of contracts, and I stand by my own conduct and professionalism during my time with British Gymnastics.” …

‘Shocked’ Van Hoof Mulls Options After Dismissal from British Gymnastics

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