Story By: Juan Mayes, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Golder’s News And Sport
Sacked Malaga boss Victor Sanchez says the club asked him to give up pay and labelled their actions “disgraceful” in the wake of his explicit video scandal.
Former Malaga boss Sanchez, 43, made the comments during a press conference today (Wedensday) where he revealed his former club asked him to give up part of his salary and tried to control what he publicly said.
When speaking about his sacking, Sanchez said: “We (Sanchez and his staff) think it is terribly unjust. They went as far as restricting me from entering the club’s facilities or speaking with any employees, including people in my technical staff.
“There was not a single question about me or my staff. It is easy to imagine my frame of mind when they published the statement announcing that I was being removed from the club.·
Sanchez went on to reveal he asked to “be paid until the last day working and I was leaving to not further complicate the situation.
“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.
“On top of that, they wanted to control what I said publicly over the incident. They will not control my freedom of expression.
“It is evident things have not ended well with the club directors after everything that happened.”
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 Fuenlabrada on Friday 17th January after a 1-0 win over Ponferradina yesterday (Tuesday). They are 16th in the Spanish second-tier.
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