Lyon (AFP)

Coach Zvezdan Mitrovic, for lack of an amicable agreement with Asvel Lyon-Villeurbanne who dismissed him, will seize the Euroleague for a mediation request at the end of the week, announced his lawyer Me Xavier Le Cerf -Galle, Friday evening.

"It is a compulsory procedure prior to the legalization of litigation, provided for by the Euroleague statutes", explained Me Le Cerf-Galle in a press release sent to AFP.

In this mediation request, Asvel is asked to "regularize the administrative situation of (my) client Zvezdan Mitrovic as soon as possible, who did not receive his May salary or receive the documents allowing him to be taken supported by unemployment insurance, "said the statement.

The Lyon-Villeurbanne club is also requested to "pay Zvezdan Mitrovic the compensation due because of the unjustified, unjustifiable and particularly brutal dismissal procedure he suffered, based on facts which are not likely to constitute a legitimate reason dismissal and who are especially struck by the prescription in application of the labor code ", continues Me Xavier Le Cerf-Galle.

Asvel criticizes Mitrovic "for having been punished for technical faults for recurrent behavioral deviations in a match damaging the interests and the image of the club," the press release said.

According to the lawyer for the Montenegrin technician, mediation before the Euroleague "is the last chance to settle the dispute amicably between the two parties".

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