Spanish Football League (LFP) chief Javier Tebas has confirmed that Real Murcia will take CD Guadalajara’s place in the Segunda Division.
Guadalajara were administratively relegated from the second tier of Spanish football in the closing stages of last term, for the 2013-14 campaign, for financial irregularities during their conversion to SAD status.
The Castile-La Mancha outfit’s place in the Segunda Division has now officially been awarded to the side that finished next highest in the relegation places, Real Murcia.
At today’s general meeting of the LFP, Tebas confirmed that a vote taken by each of the League’s member clubs determined that, in Guadalajara’s exit, the League should remain with 22 teams, rather than be reduced to 21, thus awarding the final position to Murcia.
“The vote on whether Guadalajara’s place was occupied by another team or the League was reduced has been very close, but in the end it was decided that 22 teams should remain,” explained Tebas to reporters today.
“So, Real Murcia take the vacant spot.”
Tebas also commented that disciplinary proceedings against Alcorcon for similar alleged activity to Guadalajara in converting to SAD status have been opened, whilst Deportivo’s financial status has left him ‘not optimistic’ for their future.