'Downs paid me 3 years without a game'

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Premier League legend Bruce Grobbelaar claims he was paid out a full three-year contract with Mamelodi Sundowns without managing a single game.

Grobbelaar enjoyed an illustrious career abroad after leaving Durban City in 1978 and lifted 19 major titles with Liverpool over an iconic 13-year stint.

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He eventually returned to the country of his birth and managed five top-flight clubs including SuperSport United before returning to the United Kingdom.

However, he admits that before his move the Tshwane giants he signed a deal to join Sundowns during the Tchilas family era, which he was paid out in full, despite never assuming the role officially.

"Something South African fans don't know is that I was asked to join Mamelodi Sundowns with the Tchilas family," he admitted in an interview with OTW podcast.

"I signed a pre-contract agreement and found out after I had sent it back that I want to take over as manager, I asked my lawyer friend why I had to sign it now. I could have waited until Monday?

"But he said no I had to sign it now because they had already given the job to Clemens Westerhof.

"So it was them breaking the agreement I had with them and I took them to court. I [was eventually] paid a three-year contract at Mamelodi Sundowns without coaching the team once."

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