A draw in Vigo at the weekend has made little difference to Malaga’s predicament; the side are almost certainly facing relegation to Segunda, 13 points from safety with just nine games left to play.
Given Jose Gonzalez’s record of just three points from ten games, the obvious answer would be to sack the head coach. However, with the margin now so great, the Costa del Sol outfit are resigned to relegation and see little reason to change the man in the hot seat – barring any new developments.
According to Malaga-based Diario SUR, there is no great clamour around La Rosaleda for the coach’s head, given the poisoned chalice he inherited and with such a large number of players still adapting to life at a new club and lacking match fitness.
What’s more, none of the defeats have been by a resounding margin, and barring the defeat to Leganes, performances haven’t been terrible.
However, the chances of Gonzalez staying on beyond the end of the season are slim. His contract expires in June and with Malaga already planning to mount a challenge to be able to make an immediate return to La Liga, sporting director Mario Husillos and his team are already shortlisting candidates who know Segunda well and what is required to escape at the first time of asking.