Malaga have denied to comment on speculation that they have agreed a deal to release Manuel Pellegrini from his contract.
59-year-old Pellegrini has been in charge at the club since November 2010, guiding them to fourth place in La Liga in his first full season in charge and to the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League this season.
He is the favourite to
replace Roberto Mancini at Manchester City and reports on Wednesday had
suggested the club had come to a deal with him to release him early from
However, a spokesperson from Malaga’s communication department denied any agreement had been made with the Chilean and as the club still had a UEFA Europa League place to play for they would make no further statement until the end of the season on 1 June.
“The club will not say anything now. We are still playing our league,” they said.
“There remains some fixtures to qualify
for the Europa League, so in this moment, officially, we are not saying
“The club has not communicated anything about this. I
am not saying [the report] is true or false, I am just saying
that the club officially has not said anything.
“I think that other clubs, Manchester City or whatever
other club, have finished their season but Malaga has not finished their
“Out of respect for the fact that we are still playing
to finish the league in a position to play in the Europa League, we will
not make a communication that the manager will leave or another will
join, until we finish.
“Probably once we qualify for Europa, there may be a communication and we will say more on this subject.”