Former chief executive of Blackpool FC Sam Oyston has withdrawn from employment tribunal proceedings against the club, LancsLive understands.
Mr Oyston, who was in the role for just 28 days back in 2018, had seemingly lodged proceedings against the club and hotel citing breach of contract, unfair dismissal and unlawful deduction from wages.
A statement released by Employment Judge Leach, says: “The proceedings are dismissed following a withdrawal of the claims by the claimant.”
Sam Oyston, son of former chairman Karl Oyston, worked at the club for around six and a half years before he was made chief executive on January 16 2018.
On February 13 the same year, Blackpool FC issued this statement: “Blackpool Football Club can confirm that Sam Oyston will no longer hold the position of Chief Executive.
“The news follows an internal restructure in recent weeks, which has resulted in changes at board level.”
His dad, Karl Oyston, stepped down as chairman and director of the club several days before Sam left his position. He was replaced by his sister Natalie Christopher.
A Mr K Oyston also went to an employment tribunal back in 2018, citing unlawful deduction from wages.
The judge wrote: “The complaints of unlawful deductions from pay in relation to expenses, provision of a mobile telephone and payments to the Child Support Agency are dismissed because the tribunal does not have jurisdiction to deal with them.
“The complaint in relation to payment of salary will proceed.”
There have been no further updates.
In February 2019, a year after Sam and Karl left, the High Court ordered that the club be put into receivership and the Oyston family pay off some of the £22m it owed.
LancsLive contacted Blackpool FC, who said: “The club won’t be issuing any comment on litigation matters.”