Sunday, 12 January 2020

Victor Sanchez sacked over explicit video

Victor Sanchez

Malaga have sacked head coach Victor Sanchez  following the publication of an explicit video of the 43-year-old on social media.

The Spanish second-tier side said Sanchez had been dismissed for "disciplinary reasons", adding that they had been unable to agree terms on a mutual termination of his contract.

"Malaga took this decision in consideration of the serious harm the recent non-sporting events have done to the club," a club statement added.

Malaga B manager Sergio Pellicer will act as first-team coach until a new appointment is made.

Sanchez had previously said he had been blackmailed over the video prior to it being published.

Spanish police are investigating Sanchez's allegation.

A 41-year-old man was detained on Friday for illegally sharing the video online, Spanish police said, adding that the man was released after questioning.

Malaga, who reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League in 2013, are currently 16th in the Spanish Segunda Division, just one point above the relegation zone.

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