Coach Víctor and keeper Munir give their backing to Shaheen

Richard Shaheen. :: cristina pinto
Richard Shaheen. :: cristina pinto

New Malaga director general Richard Shaheen appears to be earning the respect of those at the club, despite fears that too little is being done to deal with the club's worrying financial situation.

Malaga's coach Víctor lavished praise on him recently, insisting that "there's been much more co-ordination at the club" since the American's arrival, and it is believed that relations between the two are very good. The smoother running of internal matters at Malaga may also have something to do with the departure of unpopular former sporting director José Luis Pérez Caminero.

Goalkeeper Munir also expressed his faith in Shaheen, insisting that "he's been very good for the club and players, a figure who makes us feel supported. He always has our back, and he brings a sense of calm."