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Owner Sheikh Abdullah Al-Thani 'Has No Intention Of Selling' La Liga Club Malaga

La Liga club Malaga Exec VP Moayat Shatat said that team Owner Sheikh Abdullah Al-Thani "has no intention of selling and will continue to invest," as he announced a new leadership structure for the club on Wednesday, according to Iain Rogers of REUTERS. Shatat said Malaga had appointed a new director general and a new sporting director as it pushes ahead with an "internal restructuring" that has seen "the departure of some of its best players." A hefty investment by Al-Thani, a member of the Qatar royal family, helped Malaga qualify for the Champions League for the first time last season, but "its preparations were disrupted by cash flow problems and reports the Sheikh wanted to sell after only two seasons." Newly promoted Dir General Vicente Casado appointed Argentina-born Mario Armando Husillos, a former Malaga player, as the first team sporting director (REUTERS, 9/5).