Lazio want to sue Vladimir Petkovic for breach of contract, but the Swiss Federation insist they “acted within the rules.”
The Coach has officially signed to take over the Switzerland team after the 2014 World Cup, by which point his contract with Lazio will have expired.
The club is expected to fire him today and sue for breach of contract, while bringing in replacement Edy Reja to finish off the season.
“We had indirect contact with the President of the Italian Federation, not with Lazio,” revealed Swiss Federation President Peter Gillieron in the Corriere dello Sport.
“We have nothing to apologise for, as we acted within the rules.”
Lazio maintain they asked Petkovic whether he was in negotiations with the Swiss FA and he denied it, which could put him in breach of contract.
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