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Under fire Malaga head coach Míchel gets full backing of sporting director

Míchel with Juanpi. :: Ñ. Salas
Míchel with Juanpi. :: Ñ. Salas
  • With the departure of Emanuel Cecchini, the club can look to further bolster the midfield in January

Despite a renaissance of sorts in the past month, back-to-back defeats to Real Betis and Deportivo Alavés leave Malaga in the relegation zone and many fans questioning the management of head coach Míchel.

However, this week, the former Real Madrid midfielder received the backing of sporting director Mario Husillos who gave a resounding “sí” when asked if Míchel would still be in the hotseat when the players returned to training on Thursday.

That is how it proved to be and the sporting team are looking to further reinforce the squad having already brought in defender Ignasi Miquel (who made his debut against Alavés) and midfielder Manuel Iturra.

A deal for Emanuel Cecchini to join Mexican side Club León on loan has been agreed, creating a vacancy in the squad which is expected to be filled by another central midfielder.

Another forward could still be brought in but that would depend on the club's ability to offload the likes of Cenk Gönen, Cifu and possibly Jony, Youssef En-Nesyri and Esteban Rolón.

January will be a key month for the Blue and Whites with upcoming fixtures against fellow strugglers Espanyol, Getafe, Eibar and Girona.