Terminating a Football Coach’s Employment Contract

Terminating a Football Coach’s Employment Contract

Football coaches working at an international level do not benefit from a specific legal framework regulating their employment status. This situation leads to legal uncertainty and places them in a position of weakness in relation to their employers.

The first football players’ trade union was established in 1908.[1] Since the formation of the union, football players have been organized and have raised their voices against regulatory abuses and gained their status under the current FIFA Regulations.

From Walker[2] to Bosman[3], and to the most recent developments in the FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players (RSTP) through Circular no. 1625[4] of April 2018, there have been innumerable cases which have helped players build a legal corpus and a set of principles protecting their status in relation...

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