Story By: Juan Mayes, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Golder’s News And Sport
Sacked Malaga boss Victor Sanchez has asked to be reinstated as manager and is reportedly suing the club for 509,280 GBP for “moral damages” after his sexually explicit video scandal.
Sanchez, 43, was sacked as the Malaga manager in January of this year after a video in which he reportedly exposed himself while wearing the club’s shirt was posted online.
He claims he was blackmailed and was asked for 20,000 EUR (16,962 GBP) in bitcoins in exchange for the video not being leaked online. After allegedly refusing to pay the video was disseminated on the internet.
There is still an open investigation by local police for the alleged blackmail case.
Local media report Sanchez is now asking to be reinstated as the Malaga boss and sources close to him claim he is demanding 600,000 EUR (509,280 GBP) from the club for “moral damages”.
Both Sanchez and Malaga representatives are set to meet on 17th February for an administrative settlement procedure to see if both sides can reach an agreement before going to trial.
There have been no reports on the trial date set for the case.
Sanchez had a press conference on 15th January where he revealed “the club proposed a solution which entailed me giving up part of my salary corresponding to the time I worked there. I thought it was disgraceful.”
He added: “It is evident things have not ended well with the club directors after everything that happened.”
Malaga, who are currently managed by Sergio Pellicer, are 17th in the Spanish second-tier with 28 points. They are set to play seventh-place Numancia on 9th February.
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