Weligton: I rejected Malaga because…

Former Malaga defender Weligton has revealed he rejected the chance to return to the club in a non-playing role and warned ‘they have not hit rock bottom yet’.

The Andalusian club have been relegated from Spain’s top flight and the Brazilian revealed he was approached by club president Sheikh Abdullah Al Thani to return in a non-playing capacity.

However, he has now revealed he rejected such advances due to what would be involved in the role, which highlights the mistrust between the club and playing staff.

“I have been talking to Al-Thani for three or four months,” explained Weligton, as cited by El Mundo Deportivo.

“He even announced in a tweet that I would be returning to the club…I asked him what role I would have and he tried to make me understand that I would be the sneak.

“The thing is, I'm not going to return to the locker room to be a snitch, I'm not going to throw away all my years in the club for some nonsense like this.

“It was a ‘take it or leave it’ proposal and I said I rejected it, and he has not spoken to me since, the truth is I do not think he can trust people and that’s why he wanted me.

“I’m an honest man and would not want to consider something like this.

“Malaga have not hit rock bottom yet, we could fall to Segunda B.”

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