Mr Gregory is claiming damages for wrongful dismissal of £2,974,294. This figure is said to include deferred salary and money paid into Mr Gregory’s pension scheme.
John Gregory’s contract was from January 2003 and should have run until June 2005.
There has been little reaction from the club after Chairman Lionel Pickering was told of the claim. Mr Pickering said it was news to him but he was quietly confident should the case go to court of a favourable outcome for the club.