FC Sion have said they will not stand in the way of coach Vladimir Petkovic if he is approached by Lazio.
Bosnian Petkovic only took charge of the Swiss club a little over a fortnight ago but has already been strongly linked with Italian outfit Lazio, who are looking for a new coach following the departure of Edy Reja earlier this month.
"We have signed a contract with Petkovic but it's also true that when Lazio calls it is difficult to hold onto anyone," Sion's sporting director Marco Degennaro told Corriere dello Sport.
"Petkovic will have a meeting with Lazio today (Wednesday) and should he reach an agreement, we will not be opposed to it.
"I would be very happy to see Petkovic in a great club like Lazio.
"Petkovic only arrived here 15 days ago and there are no problems releasing him. None of this has been translated to paper, as there are only handshakes between the president and the coach."
Petkovic, 48, resigned as coach of Turkish side Samsunspor earlier this year and joined Sion on May 15.
In his brief time at the helm, Petkovic saved Sion - who had been hit with a 36-point deduction for fielding ineligible players - from relegation from the Super League after a play-off victory against Aarau.
Should Petkovic be tempted away by Lazio, he will join a club that finished fourth in Serie A last season to qualify for the Europa League.