Csaba Laszlo is confident he will win his battle to claim the cash he says he is owed by Hearts.
The former Jambos boss parted company with the Edinburgh club last month and was replaced by Jim Jefferies at the helm within hours. He still had 18 months to run on his contract and, despite insisting he has no ill feelings towards owner Vladimir Romanov, he remains determined to claim compensation.
"I've already taken the necessary actions. My contract is clear. With my manager and lawyer we made a detailed contract," Laszlo told the Scottish Sun.
"It covers details about what happens in the case of a sacking. Hearts know this because they signed it too. I had to make sure the club would proceed according to my contract.
"Theoretically it's possible for them to break the promise of my payment owed but I didn't give grounds to it and the club didn't make a concrete statement about this.
"The reason of the break-up is inexplicable and the timing was weird too but I'm not mad at the owner.
"I've already wished them luck. We knew we were in a difficult situation but we gave our best."