FIFA ordered the Venezuelan Football Federation (FVF) to pay a significant sum of money to the former Vinotinto coach, Argentine José Pekerman, after the former coach filed a lawsuit for “breach” of the agreement to terminate his contract.
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The FVF must pay Pekerman $1.71 million net for outstanding remuneration, to which an annual interest of five percent is added, with a start date of August 23, 2023 until the full payment is made. In addition, an extra 1.14 million dollars for “contractual penalty.”
The Venezuelan Federation will have a maximum period of 45 days to make the full payment to the experienced Argentine coach, who was in charge of the team until March 2023 and was then replaced by his compatriot Fernando Batista.
Pekerman won the lawsuit against the Venezuelan Federation. Photo: EFE/EPA/CHRISTIAN BRUNA
It should be remembered that the Argentine took office at the end of 2021 with the aim of creating a competent Venezuelan team. However, after a year and four months he left his position with a record of five wins, one draw and four losses.
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Although it was initially mentioned that the relationship between the parties ended amicably, Pekerman sued Venezuela for breach of contract and has now obtained a ruling in favor.