Miron Bleiberg quits Gold Coast United

Miron Bleiberg has reportedly quit as coach of Gold Coast United after being "stripped of his dignity."

Miron Bleiberg has reportedly quit as coach of Gold Coast United after being "stripped of his dignity."

It-s understood Bleiberg has stepped down because he felt he was “stripped of his dignity” by club owner Clive Palmer this week after the experienced coach was suspended by the beleaguered Hyundai A-League club for comments he made in relation to 17-year-old Mitch Cooper being named captain for the game against Melbourne Heart.

Bleiberg had intimated the naming of Cooper as captain was little more than a ceremonial gesture.

"I'll not be back," Bleiberg said.

"Clive can take my job, but he took away my dignity. No one can take away my dignity.

"If Clive wanted to hurt me, he succeeded. If he didn't mean to hurt me, he made a mistake.

"According to him, he made the right decision to suspend me. From my point of view, it wasn't.

"I respect his decision, but there is no doubt in my mind that the punishment to suspend a coach for a thing like this, after all what we had gone through together, didn't fit the crime."

The news comes in the wake of the scandal embracing the club after owner Cilve Palmer labelled the club 'insignificant' and derided the Hyundai A-League and football in general.

Palmer earlier unleashed an amazing tirade on the FFA, it's CEO Ben Buckley and the Hyundai A-League in The Sunday Mail.

"I don't even like the game, I think it's a hopeless game.”

Palmer who holds an Hyundai A-League licence for a further two years also claimed he could head to court if he was to be stripped of his licence.

"If we wanted to stay (in the A-League) and they (FFA) wanted to take it (the licence) off us, they'd all be in court, and Ben Buckley would run a thousand miles," Palmer said.

Bleiberg quitting leaves the door open for Mike Mulvey to take charge of the club after he coached the team in their 1-0 loss to Melbourne Heart.