Story By: Juan Mayes, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Golder’s News And Sport
Sacked Malaga boss Victor Sanchez has fired back at the club saying he is “in total disagreement” with being fired claiming he is a “victim” after a sexually explicit video of him was leaked.
Sanchez, 43, made the comments in a written statement he posted on his social media after news of his sacking from Malaga became public.
In the statement, Sanchez expressed “total disagreement with the unilateral decision over our working relations made by the directors of Malaga CF SAD.”
Sanchez went on to say: “We are saddened that we are not allowed to continue our sporting battle alongside the players, staff, club employees and fans.
“Alongside the entire Malaga family that welcomed us like family and to whom we will always be grateful for and carry in our hearts.
“We would also like to wish all the luck in the world to the new coaching staff.”
Sanchez also defended his innocence saying: “The crime of extortion and privacy rights violation of which I have been a victim of is being investigated by the National Police.
“It deals with the non-consensual procurement of images from my private environment which were later spread upon my refusal to pay a certain amount of money.”
Sanchez finished the statement by thanking fans “from the bottom of my heart for all the support I have received in these difficult days and the show of love towards my family and me.”
He is set to give a press conference on Wednesday 15th January “with the aim of not interfering with Malaga CF’s match on Tuesday.”
Sanchez was sacked after a video in which he reportedly exposed himself while wearing the club’s shirt was posted online. Reports state that blackmailers had demanded 20,000 EUR (16,962 GBP) in bitcoins in exchange for the video not being leaked online.
Malaga are set to play Ponferradina tomorrow (Tuesday). They are 16th in the Spanish second-tier.
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