Friday November 29 2019
Diego Maradona linked to Elche job

Spanish second division side Elche have been linked to appointing Argentine football legend Diego Maradona as their new boss.

A report in Marca cites the influential Argentine Christian Bragarnik as being close to a takeover of the Spanish club and he could bring Maradona - currently at the helm of Argentine side Club de Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata - with him.

Monday November 4 2019
Second-placed Almeria sack boss Pedro Emanuel

Almeria have sacked boss Pedro Emanuel despite the team sitting second in the Segunda and with just two defeats this season.

The Andalusian club are five games unbeaten and have lost just two of their 14 league games to date this season - but trail league leaders Cadiz by 10 points.

Wednesday September 11 2019
Malaga crisis: Club face forced relegation from second tier

Malaga are in danger of suffering an administrative relegation in a similar development to those at Reus last season, report Marca.

Reus were automatically relegated from the second tier last season, were banned from professional football for the next three years and been hit by a €250k fine.

Wednesday June 5 2019
Granada clinch promotion back to La Liga

Granada gained promotion back to La Liga following a two-year absence after securing a 1-1 draw at Real Mallorca on Tuesday.

Federico San Emeterio’s equaliser two minutes from time rescued a draw for the Andalusian club but as it turned out, they would have been promoted in any case.

Third-placed Albacete needed to defeat Malaga to keep their slim automatic promotion hopes alive but they slipped to a 2-1 defeat.

Friday January 11 2019
All LaLiga123 matches to be broadcast live on YouTube

La Liga have confirmed matches across Spain’s second tier will be broadcast live on their YouTube channel in a new contractual deal.

Friday night’s Andalusian derby between Cadiz and Granada has been confirmed as the first match to be played on the online video playing website.

The matches will be broadcast live with English commentary in more than 150 countries in what is described as ‘major markets’ across Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas.

Sunday December 16 2018
Official: Reus avoid closure as players are paid

Reus have confirmed that they are able to continue in the Segunda Division after finally paying their players.

Reus were widely expected to lose their entire squad after Saturday’s match against Cordoba on Saturday and possibly forfeit the campaign.

However, the Catalans announced in a statement that ‘payments to players have been made, which will go through in the next few hours and guarantee our continuity in LaLiga 123.’

Saturday December 15 2018
Segunda side Reus to lose entire squad

Segunda Divison side Reus will lose their entire squad after Saturday’s game against Cordoba and risk forfeiting the campaign.

Captain Jesus Olmo confirmed in a statement on Friday that he and his Reus teammates had exercised options to terminate their contracts, given they had not been paid as a result of the club’s financial problems.

“We have the option of terminating our contracts and we’ve decided to exercise it because we understand that the situation is already unsustainable,” explained Olmo.

Monday November 19 2018
Cordoba appoint former Valencia star Curro Torres

Cordoba have appointed former Valencia midfielder Curro Torres as their new Coach to replace the outgoing Jose Ramon Sandoval.

Torres spent a decade in Los Che’s first-team squad between 1999 and 2009 whilst also winning five caps for the Spanish national team.

The 41-year-old German-born Coach has previously been at the helm of Valencia’s B team along with Lorca and Croatian side NK Istra 1961.

Monday November 19 2018
Ruben Baraja 'thankful' to Sporting Gijon after sacking

Ruben Baraja is ‘very grateful’ to Sporting Gijón for his year in charge of the club despite being dismissed this weekend.

Saturday’s 2-1 loss at Real Oviedo, in the Asturian derby, saw the former Valencia midfielder sacked from the role at which he was appointed last December.

“The results, we accept as professionals, determine the reality, but do not reflect the work done,” Baraja wrote in an open letter to fans on the club’s website.

Saturday November 17 2018
Official: Manolo Jimenez out, Paco Herrera in at Las Palmas

Segunda side Las Palmas have sacked AEK Athens’ title-winning Coach Manolo Jimenez and brought back Paco Herrera to replace him.

Las Palmas President Miguel Angel Ramirez confirmed the news after his club’s 2-2 draw with Granada on Friday, which was their fourth such result in succession.

“Our objective is more ambitious than the results we’re getting right now, so we’ve made the decision to dismiss Manolo Jiménez,” said Ramirez.

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