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Former Malaga boss Michel shock contender for Real Madrid hot-seat

Real Madrid could be forced to consider a shock candidate to replace Zinedine Zidane in the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu dug-out, with AS reporting that former Malaga boss Michel is now in the running. The report states that Los Blancos have already been turned down by five top coaches from their shortlist, including Mauricio Pochettino, Jurgen Klopp, Joachim Low, Massimiliano Allegri and Julian Nagelsman. With options now seemingly running out for Florentino Perez and co., Michel would be a man who would be almost certain to accept the job if offered it and…

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LaLiga News 

Fernando Hierro considered for Real Madrid job

Former Real Madrid defender Fernando Hierro is being considered for the vacant managerial role at the club. Following the Champions League victory over Liverpool at the end of last month – many expected Zinedine Zidane to stay on as boss, however, the Frenchman called time on his spell in charge at the club in a shock press conference last week. Many potential candidates have been linked in Spanish press with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp and Tottenham Hotspur man Mauricio Pochettino mentioned. However, it is, former players Michel and in particular,…

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LaLiga News 

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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LaLiga News 

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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LaLiga News 

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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Understanding Malaga’s sorry season

Diego González’s face said it all. The defender’s expression was desolate and downtrodden after the final whistle of Malaga’s defeat at home to Espanyol – fitting adjectives to describe his team’s season so far, where underwhelming performances have left the side rooted in La Liga’s relegation zone. To rub even more salt into the wound, Espanyol’s winning goal was scored by Sergi Darder, a former Malaga player. Had Las Palmas not been so shambolic themselves, the glaring disappointment of this season would undoubtedly be attributed to the Andalusians, who have…

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LaLiga Match Centre News 

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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LaLiga Match Centre News 

Alaves 1-0 Malaga: Munir the difference in relegation scrap

Striker Munir El Haddadi was the hero for Alavés as his second half goal propelled his team three points clear of fellow relegation strugglers Málaga at the Mendizorrotza. The Spaniard, who is on loan from league leaders Barcelona, volleyed accurately past goalkeeper Roberto Jiménez on the hour mark to score the solitary and decisive goal of the game. Alavés suffered a late scare when Paul Baysse’s header flashed wide moments before the end, but held on for a victory which takes them level with Deportivo on 15 points. In what…

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Michel expects Malaga to sign a defender “within 48 hours”

Despite the start of the winter transfer window being just over a month away, Malaga are set to announce a new signing in the coming days after left-back Juankar was ruled out for the rest of the season with knee ligament damage. The Costa del Sol club hopes to secure the signing of a defender “within the next 48 hours”, head coach Michel told reporters at a press conference on Thursday. Diario SUR reported earlier in the week that the Blue and Whites would not reinforce in that position given…

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Real Madrid hot favourites against relegation-threatened Malaga

Real Madrid will be looking to get back to winning ways in the league when relegation-threatened Malaga visit the Bernabeu on Saturday afternoon. Los Blancos could only manage a goalless draw against neighbours Atletico last time out but are strong favourites to bounce back against the side from the Costa del Sol, having seen off Cypriot side APOEL on Tuesday evening by six goals to nil. Forward Marco Asensio and defender Nacho will miss the Malaga game through injury and suspension, respectively, but head coach Zinedine Zidane has Sergio Ramos,…

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