A-League side plays hard-ball with ruling body in Australia.
The Melbourne Victory board will look to Football Federation Australia for compensation ahead of the likely news heir current manager Ange Postecoglou will be named as the new Socceroos coach.
The Victory have asked for close to $1 million for the remainder of Postecoglou’s deal which was set to expire in 2015, which would place extra strain on the FFA’s coffers.
The ruling body already has been forced to compensate dumped coach Holger Osieck $1 million of his $1.5 million salary. He was sacked last Saturday, after consecutive 6-0 drubbings to Brazil and France.
The Daily Telegraph reports Postecoglou will be in charge of the Socceroos’ two friendlies in Australia in November, unless negotiations break down.
The FFA is negotiating a payout with Socceroos assistants Aurelio Vidmar and Robbie Hooker, who have worked under Osieck since 2010.
Postecoglou will hand pick his assistants and it’s believed that he wants Victory’s conditioning guru, head of performance Peter Cklamovski, to join him in his Socceroos stable.
Victory had already started putting plans in place last week for Kevin Muscat to take over as interim coach for the rest of the season and he has already sounded out assistants for the rest of the A-League season.