Deportivo Guadalajara President German Retuerta has hit out at the Spanish Football League (LFP) for their treatment of his club.
The LFP yesterday acted to relegate Guadalajara from the Segunda Division, subject to the club appealing, for ‘fraud, misappropriation and unfair administration’ during a seasoned equity offering by the club last summer.
“If the LFP wants war, they will have it, by administrative and judicial routes and, above all, prepared via the social route,” Retuerta retorted in reaction.
“Now is the time to come together for a common front.
“We have suffered an attack every time we have spoken. Guadalajara pays all their bills on time, is up to date on payments and could even finish this season with a surplus.”
Retuerta complained that the LFP have offered a ‘provocation’ in announcing the news when they have, with the season not yet ended.
“The League released the bombshell today [Tuesday] because yesterday [Monday] we told them we had to proceed in installing the turnstiles and other elements inherent to the Segunda Division.”
Guadalajara have also released a statement calling a Press conference on Wednesday evening at the Pedro Escartin, to convey the ‘legally founded belief that the club will remain in the Segunda Division of Spanish football next season’, ‘having acted at all times in accordance with the law’.