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Former President Miguel Archanco implicates Thebes in a plot to descend to Osasuna – SPANISH FOOTBALL

by: Adam Smith

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Former President Miguel Archanco implicates Thebes in a plot to descend to Osasuna - SPANISH FOOTBALL 1

The former president of Osasuna between 2012 and 2014 Miguel Archanco, has stated that the club “has not rigged matches, nor has paid amounts to players from other clubs” for that purpose and that “the only time” they paid was because a third party, Betis, beat Valladolid in 2014, since it favored interest so that the Navarrese group could remain in P Division rhyme. Far from the manifestations of Biscay alluding to amaños by the Navarrean entity under Archando, he completely changed the version and referred to an alleged plot between Valladolid and Granada to induce the descent of pamplonicas:

“We descended Betis, Valladolid and us, and Granada was saved because it won zero to one and Valladolid scored a goal at its own door at the end of the first half”, opened by former President Osasunist.

-What went wrong those last two days that hurt Osasuna?

The question at the trial by the prosecutor had a quick response from the former staff: “The agreements between Granada and Valladolid”

-Were there agreements?

And Archanco dropped the bomb: “Look at the emails that cross Carlos Suarez (former president of Real Valladolid), Mr. Tebas and the president of Granada (Quique Pina)…”.

In addition, the former ‘red’ leader stated that certain money outflows he knows from that stage were due to the payment of bonuses from Osasuna players, and the payment of signings for example transgaming.orging care or the University of Chile.

Archanco ruled this way on Tuesday at the second session of the Osasuna trial, after that earlier on Tuesday former manager Angel Vizcay acknowledged that there were several outflows of money to pay for match-fixing or third-team bonuses to try to secure Osasuna’s salvation in the First Division.

The prosecutor asked Archanco about the money offcoming in May 2013, which occurred, According to Vizcay, for the match-fixing, on which the former president has pointed out that his signature does not appear and that sometimes “decisions were made behind his back”.

He did state that faced with the possibility of losing the category, the option of paying a premium to Betis players to beat Valladolid was explored in 2014, considering that paying to win was not “predetermining the outcome”. Archanco has acknowledged that a payment of 400,000 euros was authorized for that match and has assured that it was Vizcay who made “voluntary” the arrangements. “I didn’t order anything, ” he said.