La Liga: Malaga owner Abdullah Al-Thani is leaving the Andalusian side
Malaga owner Abdullah Al-Thani has taken a swipe at regional public bodies in Spain after announcing he is leaving.
Last Updated: 06/06/14 1:28pm
Al-Thani has faced ongoing frustration in his attempts to redevelop the La Liga side due to a lack of support from decision-makers at local level.
The sheikh, who took over the Andalusian outfit four years ago, took to his official Twitter account to express his frustration with local authorities.
"I'm sorry to say this, yes (I) will go from here, because I did not find the respect and appreciation and equality," Al-Thani wrote.
Malaga became a major force in Spain after Al-Thani invested in the club in 2010, with the La Liga side reaching the Champions League quarter-finals under his ownership.
Ruud van Nistelrooy, Jeremy Toulalan and Martin Demichelis were among the initial big-name signings made during his tenure.
But since then it has been mostly downhill for Malaga, with Al-Thani unhappy at local bureaucracy over delays in projects to redevelop the club and surrounding area.
They are still at an impasse over the sale of their La Rosaleda stadium and building work on their training ground.