Coach Roussey leaves troubled Swiss club Sion

FC Sion coach Laurent Roussey has resigned, extending a season

of turmoil for the Swiss club that has been marred by off-field

legal battles.

Roussey tells Swiss daily Le Matin that he ”couldn’t continue

to work calmly like that,” citing problems with club president

Christian Constantin.

Constantin was the driving force behind legal challenges to

FIFA, UEFA and Swiss football authorities, after FIFA had barred

the club from signing new players.

Sion was kicked out of UEFA’s Europa League and had 36 league

points deducted by the Swiss Football Association.

Roussey says he goes ”with a clear conscience,” leaving Sion

last in the nine-team league and facing a relegation playoff.

Sion won the Swiss Cup during his 15-month stay.