Former head coach Míchel issued a statement following his dismissal offering his “thanks to everyone, without exception” for the support he received both during and after his spell as Malaga boss.
He spoke of his gratitute for the “warmth” he was shown both by fans and club employees, especially sporting director Mario Husillos.
He added that it had been a privilege to lead the club and that he was sad that he wouldn't be able to “settle in Malaga and see his new Malagueño grandson every day”.
He stated his belief that his successor would ensure “the wins come”. He didn't, however, have any words for club owner, Sheikh Abdullah Al-Thani.