Glasgow Rangers have sacked Francisco Sandaza following his suspension over a hoax phone call in which he revealed that he would be willing to leave the club for “more money.”
Sandaza, who joined from St Johnstone in the summer, openly disclosed the details of his contract to a man pretending to be an agent over the phone.
He revealed in the call that he made £4500 per week plus bonuses. He added that his basic wage would rise to £5500 next year, £6500 the year after and £10,000 in the last year of his four-year deal, when Rangers expect to be back in the Scottish Premier League.
Despite also declaring his happiness at Rangers, the club have now decided that his actions made his position untenable and his contract has now been terminated.
During the call Sandaza said: “The money is good. The club is amazing – it is a very, very big club – and the supporters are amazing."
But he went on: “Obviously if I get a better league and more money I would go."
The full club statement read: "Rangers announced today that the club has decided to terminate its contract with Francisco Sandaza. The player has been advised of the situation.
"Francisco spoke at length to someone posing as an agent and engaged in a conversation which the club believes to be a material breach of his contract of employment.
"The player was suspended but after careful consideration and a hearing with Francisco and his representatives, the club, and our advisors, believe that dismissal is the appropriate course of action.
"The termination is subject to the right of appeal under SFL rules and there will be no further comment from Rangers on this issue.”
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