Deportivo La Coruna have initiated criminal charges against their B team coach Gustavo Munua, despite refusing to terminate his employment.
Munua was Real Zaragoza’s goalkeeper on their final day La Liga victory at Levante in May 2011 – which relegated Depor – with the match the subject of intense scrutiny from Spain’s anti-corruption authorities.
El Pais now report that the Galician club have decided to press charges against those involved, which must include their own B team Coach, due to the damages financially of their demotion.
However, they are refusing to dismiss Munua as they do not believe he was involved in the wrongdoing directly, having made a series of fine saves during the game.
The case has recently been reopened after two years due to apparent new evidence emerging, with Marca reporting a two-year prison sentence and six-year ban from football are likely punishments if found guilty.
42 individuals are involved in the investigation including Atletico Madrid captain Gabi, midfielder Ander Herrera who is now at Manchester United, River Plate's Leonardo Ponzio and Leicester City's Vicente Iborra.
A sum just shy of €1m is reported to have been paid for the result with suspicious banking activity detected involving those involved with both clubs, while Levante’s accounts for the period are said to be ‘suspiciously low’.