Malaga CF's women's team returned to training on 2 August at facilities in Rincón de la Victoria. / MALAGACF.COM

Malaga women's team ramps up preparations for new season

The Blue and Whites, with a new head coach, have strengthened their squad and started training for the upcoming league campaign

MARINA RIVAS MALAGA.

Malaga women's team have got their pre-season preparations under way for the upcoming league campaign. The Blue and Whites have brought in ex-Malaga player Nacho Pérez as head coach, as well as making two signings in Águeda González Sanz and Marilén, and the team returned to training this week.

The Costa del Sol club welcomed Nacho Pérez as head coach and he has returned to where he previously managed two of the youth teams, leading one of them to become regional champions.

After a short spell at Antequera that ended in March, he took a job as head coach at the Spanish Footballers Association in July before leaving to rejoin Malaga, which will be his first time leading a women's team.

Strengthening the squad

On the back of signing Pérez, Malaga women's team has also got an exciting season ahead of them. The Blue and Whites enjoyed a fantastic season last time around, when they finished first in their group in the third tier, though a new league restructure meant that the team wouldn't jump up to the higher category, and will instead play on the same level in Segunda RFEF.

They were also the best-performing side from the third tier in the Copa de la Reina tournament, where they made it to the third round before being knocked out by a first-division team.

Malaga have reinforced its already strong squad with 28-year-old midfielder Marilén, who played in the second division last season, and 19-year-old centre-back Águeda González Sanz.

Moreover, the team has managed to retain the core players such as Futu, Silvia Mérida or Tati, among others, that allowed it to reach unimaginable heights last season when it secured a place in the third tier undefeated and with six games left to play.