CD Guadalajara will start 2013-14 in Segunda B, even as they have a remaining appeal against administrative relegation to go.
The Castile-La Mancha outfit were demoted by the Spanish Football League for the coming season during the final weeks of 2012-13, for financial irregularities during their conversion last summer to SAD status.
Vowing to appeal the decision, the club have so far been unsuccessful in their attempts to have it overturned and this week saw their vacancy in the Segunda Division determined as Murcia’s at an LFP general assembly.
On from this and with the season fast approaching, the club have cooled and provisionally accepted their demotion.
“We had to make a decision, we cannot wait,” explained President German Retuerta to reporters this week, following the determination that the judicial court handling their latest appeal has until September 25 to approve interim measures to prevent their relegation.
“This denies the club the relief it has sought. We wanted to be honest, especially with our players and coaching staff.
“We had confidence in the judge, but he has decided to go on vacation. We will wait and see what happens in September.
“The League has said that it will respect what the judge says. We would be admitted back and it would be 23 teams.
“If we go into the Segunda Division, we go into the Segunda Division. We have done everything that we could have and we knew, we have complied to times and deadlines.”