The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has dismissed the appeal filed by the Malaga on the penalty imposed by UEFA and has suspended them from the next edition of the Europa League, after finishing sixth place in La Liga, reported the Andalusian club.
Today completed a week of hearings held at the CAS headquarters in Lausanne (Switzerland), where Málaga argued that they have met the standards required by the ‘financial fair play’ imposed by UEFA.
With this decision, published today by TAS itself in a statement, the club must comply with all of the fine imposed by UEFA, which consists of a monetary fine of three hundred thousand euros and a year without competing in Europe, after the football club annulled fulfilling an additional year that they were conditioned to keep up economically before 31 March.
The Malaga was sanctioned on December 21 by UEFA without participating in European competition for debts with the public administration. Continue reading TAS drops Malaga from European competition
Barcelona entered their last match with Malaga with only one goal on their minds: To equal the record 100-points mark set by Real Madrid just last year.
After winning the league some weeks ago, and dividing almost €20 million in spoils among the players, Barcelona president Sandro Rosell added some extra incentive by installing a €1 million reward if the team got the 100 points. Saturday night at Camp Nou, the team played as if money was on their mind. Continue reading Barca reaches the coveted 100-point mark
Isco is very close to becoming a Real Madrid player next season. Yesterday afternoon a meeting was held at the Santiago Bernabeu between representatives of Malaga, the player and the club itself white in which they negotiated his transfer.
Up to five people who entered the Madrid offices and left together in a car in the middle of the afternoon. Julio Senn, legal adviser to the Real Madrid, was operating the vehicle. He was accompanied by Mario Spindles, Malaga sporting director, Vicente Casado, general director, Rafael Comino, the player’s lawyer, and Isco’s father. There Madrid’s negotiator was Jose Angel Sanchez. Continue reading Madrid trying to make a deal for Isco
Many of the top clubs in Europe have been in a mad pursuit of current Malaga coach Manuel Pellegrini, most notably Manchester City. However it seemed the two years remaining on his contract and a €4 million release clause was throwing a wrench in many of those teams plans.
Its been reported that Malaga will waive the release clause, opening the door wide for Manchester City to move forward with their top choice to replace Roberto Mancini. Pellegrini has downplayed the possibility of joining the club in recent weeks, but this recent development makes it clear a tentative transaction is in place.
The 59 year-old Chilean has coached at both Real Madrid and Villareal, and enjoyed success at a number of South American clubs. He has also been linked to the Chelsea position, as it is widely expected that the Blues administration will not have Rafa Benitez return.
Roberto Mancini was upset heading into Saturday’s FA Cup final between Wigan and Manchester City, believing his club hadn’t done enough to deflect reports of him being replaced. It turns out there was reason behind the club’s actions.
Mancini was sacked on Monday, despite his outspoken confidence that he would remain the Blues manager following City’s disappointing loss to Wigan. His firing only served to strengthen the position of floating rumors that Málaga’s current coach, Manuel Pellegrini, would take his place.
However, Pellegrini publicly came out and denied the reports following his team’s match against Sevilla. “I categorically deny that I am the new Manchester City coach,” he said. “I’ve been fortunate enough, and very proud, that every year the big Clubs are interested in me. I have an agreement with Málaga not to talk to anyone and nothing has been agreed with any other outfit.”
Despite his statement, it is widely believed that an agreement has already taken shape and Malaga will soon be in the running for a new manager.
Champions League qualification for both Malaga and Sevilla were all but sealed shut this weekend after both teams failed to score at La Roselda.
The visitors proved to have the better chances in the game, controlling the time of possession and mustering two on target shots. Cameroonian keeper Carlos Kameni showed he was up to the task, keeping out an early barrage of shots, and stopping a Juan Cala header in the second half.
Sevilla holds on to its eight place in the Primera Division table, while Malaga will hope for a collapse from Valencia and Real Sociedad while it sits in sixth place.