The SFA and FA are in agreement that should Celtic managerial target Tony Mowbray resign his position then no compensation need be paid to West Brom. Albion are claiming £2million from the Hoops for Mowbray to go to Parkhead.
"If Tony Mowbray were to resign his position with West Bromwich Albion and then join Celtic," said Rob Shorthouse, an SFA spokesman. "Then, as far as we are concerned, there would be no statutory requirement for Celtic to pay compensation. Mr Mowbray's contract is not lodged with the SFA so there is no question of compensation as far as we are concerned. West Bromwich Albion may adopt a different position but that would be our stance on the matter."
An FA spokesman confirmed that Celtic would not be liable and that it would be a contractual matter between Tony Mowbray and West Brom. "There is no formal arrangement for this." he said. "As there clearly is when it comes to players making a cross-border move while under contract. It would depend on the terms of severance in the individual manager's contract. Usually, any money paid in these situations is to cover managers breaking their contracts rather than compensation as such. The situation is entirely contractual and depends on what the individual is obliged to do."