With talk of a takeover of the club now over, the latest attempt to remove Sheikh Al-Thani as Malaga club president is gaining momentum.
In the coming days, the Association of Minority Shareholders will meet with a judge in Malaga to discuss a criminal lawsuit against the majority owner for improper management of the club and misappropriation of funds. It will be the judge who decides whether the association has a case and if the lawsuit can continue.
At this meeting, the judge, the association's lawyer, Francisco Valverde, and another representative are expected to attend and discuss the complicated situation the club currently finds itself in and the need to take urgent action to prevent a points deduction and, worse still, the club going under.
Should the lawsuit go ahead, the minority shareholders can expect to count on the support of Malaga city hall and the provincial and regional governments.
Information and evidence is currently being compiled in the hope that the process can be speedy and instigate a change of ownership in time for the January transfer window so that the current campaign can be brought back on track.