Spanish side Malaga, may be in the market of finding a new coach, as they suspend their head coach Victor Sanchez. Sanchez, was reportedly suspended after an explicit video of the 43 year old was posted on social media.
The second-tier side said an investigation had been launched. Reacting to the saga, Sanchez said in a post that’s now been deleted, via Twitter, he had been blackmailed over the video prior to it being published.
“I am being subjected to a crime against my privacy with harassment and extortion,” he said.
“The matter is in the hands of the police and I entrust myself to follow their instructions. Sharing or disseminating an intimate content of any person without consent is also a crime either through social networks or messages or in any other way. Thank you for your understanding and support.”
“In relation to the events that have recently been discovered, and which have not as yet been verified, Malaga CF immediately suspends coach Víctor Sanchez from his duties until a full investigation is carried out,” the club said in a statement. We will disclose further information once the facts have been clarified.”
Later on Tuesday Malaga president Abdullah Al Thani, in an apparent reference to Sanchez, said via twitter, “Be strong and say I make a mistake.”
Malaga are currently 16th in the Spanish Segunda Division.
Sánchez, who is a retired footballer started his career with Real Madrid. He went on to win a total of seven major titles between the two clubs combined; over 11 seasons, he amassed La Liga totals of 310 matches and 49 goals.