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What should we expect to see from Malaga under new boss José González?

With former Granada boss José González installed as Malaga’s new head coach, fans of the Costa del Sol team will be hoping for a change in fortunes (and they will need one if they are to avoid relegation) but can also expect a distinct change in style. Though he lacks top-flight experience, having only managed 33 games in La Liga, González has a successful fight against relegation on his CV – he saved Granada from the drop on the penultimate game of the 2015-16 season. However, his experience in the…

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Former Malaga boss Míchel “grateful” for spell at club

He may have been relieved of his duties as Malaga head coach but Míchel had warm words for his former employers. The 54-year-old issued a statement earlier this week offering his “thanks to everyone, without exception” for the support he received both during and after his spell as head coach of the Blue and Whites. In the letter published on his social media profiles, Míchel spoke of his gratitude for the “warmth” he had been shown both by fans and club employees, especially sporting director Mario Husillos who he praised…

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José González appointed new Malaga boss

Malaga have moved fast to fill the vacant spot in the dug-out. José González is the man charged with leading the team to safety after he was appointed Míchel’s successor, less than 24 hours after the former Getafe man was relieved of his duties. The 51-year-old, who played for Malaga briefly in the twilight of his playing career, was a free agent after his spell in charge of Chinese side Beijing Gouan came to an end last season. González is well known by Malaga sporting director Manuel Husillos after the…

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Malaga fire head coach Míchel after fourth straight defeat

Malaga are looking for a new manager after parting company with Míchel following last night’s disastrous 1-0 defeat to Getafe – their fourth consecutive loss. The Blue and Whites currently sit joint bottom of the table with 11 points, some five points off safety with all of their rivals yet to play in match day 19. Míchel said following last night’s game: “The results are so bad that they can’t be justified.” He later added, though, that “I’m not a quitter”. The former Getafe man had been resisting calls to…

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Alberto Bueno could make Malaga debut against Getafe tonight

After their deflating 1-0 defeat at home to Espanyol left them joint bottom of the table, Malaga moved quickly to reinforce their frontline with the signing of Alberto Bueno this week. The Porto loanee could make his debut on Friday night as his side take on 13th-placed Getafe at the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez. With the hosts undefeated in their last five matches, Míchel’s Malaga face a difficult test, especially given their run on the road which has seen them fail to win 28 of their last 31 away matches. What’s more, the side from…

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Malaga closing in on loan signing of ‘bad boy’ Ricardo Centurión

With Alberto Bueno’s transfer already completed, Malaga are not waiting around and the forward will soon be followed into La Rosaleda by winger Ricardo Centurión. Centurión has agreed terms on a loan deal until the end of the season which will see him move from Italian side Genoa, despite strong interest in taking him back to his native Argentina. “My place is in Europe,” he said on Tuesday in an interview with Closs Continental. “Right now I’m not ready to go back to Argentina. I am really excited about the…

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Malaga complete long-awaited deal for Alberto Bueno

After a considerable delay, Alberto Bueno was presented as a Malaga player on Tuesday. The forward joins until the end of the season on a loan deal from FC Porto after having his spell with La Liga rivals Leganés cut short. According to Malaga-based Diario SUR, the deal had been in place for a number of days, the player passed a medical and even trained with the first-team, all while awaiting the thumbs up from club owner Sheikh Abdullah Al-Thani. The player, who turns 30 in March, is Malaga’s third…

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Malaga 0-1 Espanyol: Latest loss puts Míchel on the brink

Malaga head coach Míchel is a man on the brink after his side’s latest defeat on Monday night to Espanyol. Fans turned on the former Getafe manager and owner Sheikh Al-Thani after another lifeless defeat left the side joint bottom of La Liga. The winter break had bought the under fire boss some time but his side were just as limp as they were before Christmas as Espanyol picked up their first win on the road, courtesy of Malaga old boy Sergi Darder. It was his early goal on his…

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Malaga 0-2 Real Betis: Visitors bag first win in seven in Andalusian derby

Real Betis couldn’t have picked a better place to pick up their first league win in two months as they saw off Andalusian rivals Malaga in the derby at La Rosaleda on Monday night. Malaga, who had been on a run themselves (unbeaten at home since October), came into the game on the back of an impressive win away to Real Sociedad last week. They started the game brightest and ought to have taken the lead when Jose Recio freed himself of his marker from Chory Castro’s corner kick, but…

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Manuel Iturra agrees deal in principle to rejoin Malaga

Manuel Iturra, a key cog in the Malaga side which reached the quarterfinals of the Champions League in 2013, is returning to La Rosaleda. According to Diario SUR, the holding midfielder, now 33, is due in the city to finalise the details on a contract until the summer of 2019, already agreed in principle. Iturra, who left Malaga for Granada four years ago, is a free agent after his contract with Mexican side Necaxa came to end. Malaga head coach Míchel wants the player in as soon as possible so…

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