O’leary calls for FIFA help
DAVID O’LEARY has asked FIFA to intervene in a contract dispute with his former club Al Ahli.
Irishman O’leary was sacked as manager by the United Arab Emirates outfit last April but has yet to receive the compensation he believes he is due for the two remaining years of his three-year deal.
Graham Noakes, head of Professional Game at the FA, confirmed: “The FA has referred this matter to FIFA which has the authority to intervene in disputes of this kind.” MARIO BALOTELLI claims he has finally grown up – even though he says he is not about to get married or stop visiting strip clubs.
The Manchester City striker emerged from a Liverpool strip bar in the early hours of Friday morning ahead of Saturday’s Premier League home game against Bolton despite a club curfew.
But the 21-year-old Italian – who has courted controversy since arriving from Inter Milan for £24million in August 2010 – says he has MATURED and is determined to help Roberto Mancini’s side pip Manchester United to the title.
“This year I have already scored