SAINTS manager Russell Martin opened up on Swansea City's case against him, admitting it has been ongoing all season.

It emerged that his former club have been suing him for "breach of contract" following his switch to St Mary's last summer.

Martin's move from South Wales to Saints was shrouded in dispute between the two clubs over the required compensation. 

Swansea reportedly demanded £2million while Saints felt they only owed around half of that figure, owing to a clause in Martin's contract. 

Swansea released a statement at the time detailing their intention to push for full compensation following his early exit. 

Speaking to the Daily Echo, Martin admitted: “I am surprised the story has taken this long to break.

Daily Echo: Russell Martin spent two seasons at Swansea CityRussell Martin spent two seasons at Swansea City (Image: PA)

"They have been suing me for the whole season. I don’t know how much I can say about it but it’s not been a huge distraction.

“I don’t think it’s the people at the club, I think it’s the people that own the club and it’s probably a bit personal."

Martin added: "It’s their prerogative and it is what it is, and it’s not a problem.”

Swansea are majority owned by Swansea Football LLC, which includes chair Andy Coleman, Jason Levien, Steve Kaplan, and Jake Silverstein.

Former MK Dons boss Martin spent two seasons with Swansea, guiding them to a 15th and 10th-place finish in the Championship.

First reported by The Telegraph, the case against Martin could be taken to High Court. Saints have five games left of their Championship season.

Saints won 3-2 against Watford at St Mary's on Saturday thanks to a 99th-minute winner from former Swansea ace Flynn Downes.