JDT face legal battle against former coach Mario Gomez

Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) have to face the legal battle against former coach Mario Gomez, according to reports by the Malay Online.

Gomez revealed he was proceeding with legal action on JDT’s owner Tunku Ismail Ibrahim (TMJ) since he has been due unpaid salary from the former club.

The 60-year-old indicated that there would soon be a court hearing on the matter, with FIFA having been dragged into the affair.

“We will see each other in court soon. They do not want to pay my salaries. My lawyer and I are working on presenting my case to FIFA,” he said.

“I will give them very sensitive information.”

Meanwhile, the club owner JDT has taken the challenge and said that the statement made by Gomez was untrue.

“Keep on trying, Mario.. $$$ please take me to court because I have never been in one and I would like to experience it,” said TMJ on the club’s Facebook page yesterday.

“I’m the Crown Prince of Johor. I don’t need to mention how much I am worth. Does it make any sense that I am not able to pay a mere US$60,000 (RM244,000).”

Gomez, who is the new coach of Indonesia Liga 1 side Persib Bandung, was sacked as JDT coach on the eve of the 2017 Malaysia Super League campaign.