COVID-19: LaLiga side Malaga terminates workers contracts but no players to be affected
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COVID-19: LaLiga side Malaga terminates workers contracts but no players to be affected

Malaga have decided to terminate/suspend the staffs' contracts but no players affected amid the coronavirus crisis.

The Spanish second division club becomes the first club in Spain to initiate collective redundancy in a serious reflection of the crushing financial impact of the football shutdown caused by the virus. Malaga, who were in the quarter-finals of the Champions League in 2013, were 15th in the Spanish second division table when the season was suspended in mid-March.

"Malaga Club de Futbol has made the decision to start the collective dismissal procedure as of today, May 19 2020," a club statement read. 

"The club announces that is has taken the decision to present an employment regulation file for the termination and/or suspension of employment contacts. Over the past few months, the club has been undertaking various measures to ease the difficult economic situation it is experiencing."

"The restructuring of the club joins this package of necessary measures to ensure the permanence of Malaga CF. The club thanks fans and season ticket holders for their support during these difficult times and asks for their understanding in light of this complex process that start today and the club will endure in the coming months, with the sole purpose of committing to the future."

To fans

"The club thanks fans and season ticket holders for their support during these difficult times and asks for their understanding in light of this complex process that starts today and that the club will endure in the coming months, with the sole purpose of committing to the future of our shield," the statement added.