The dispute between RSC Anderlecht and Union Saint-Gilloise concerning the arrival of Felice Mazzù at Lotto Park is in full swing.
We recently pointed this out to you during the press conference presenting Karel Geraerts: on the Union Saint-Gilloise side, they claim not to blame Felice Mazzù for his departure to Anderlecht. But resentment towards the RSCA, there is indeed. “The file is in progress with the league”, was content to declare Alex Muzio. It was clear: the USG would not stop there and hopes to receive compensation for the departure of its coach from the local rival.
This week, we learned that the USG put Anderlecht on notice. On the Mauve side, we deny having done anything illegal. And Het Laatste Nieuws explains to us this Thursday that the Union, which dreams of an amount of more than one million euros in compensation, could well revise its ambitions downwards.
60,000 euros maximum?
Indeed, according to the Dutch-language media, all that Anderlecht is legally required to reimburse are the weeks of notice not respected by Mazzù before leaving his post. The ex-unionist coach had to respect 6 weeks notice and only granted 2 to his former club before leaving. Anderlecht will therefore have to pay up to 4 weeks’ notice … which is equivalent to 60,000 euros, an amount which will not be increased “by any labor court”, assures HLN.
Initially, Anderlecht offered 250,000 euros in financial compensation to USG, an amount deemed insufficient by the Saint-Gilles club. However, you may have to settle for it…