Switzerland’s Grasshopper-Club could be wound down after a falling-out from the city authorities.

Hoppers were founded on September 1, 1886, and have been Swiss champions 27 times and cup-winners on 18 occasions. Now they are considering a provisional move to ground-share at Aarau.

Club president Urs Linsi said: “Better for the club to live in Aarau than die in Zurich. We have no alternative but to move out.”

Linsi is a former FIFA general secretary while, in another link with the world governing body, one of Grasshoppers’ finest players was striker Claudio Sulser who now heads FIFA’s ethics committee.