Coach Juan Ignacio Martinez to leave Levante
VALENCIA, Spain (AP)
Levante has parted ways with coach Juan Ignacio Martinez after two successful seasons ended with an ongoing investigation into alleged match-fixing.
Levante sports director Manolo Salvador says Martinez will not be offered a new contract after his current deal runs out on June 30.
The 48-year-old Martinez had never coach in the first division when he took charge at Levante at the start of the 2011-12 season. He guided the Valencia-based club to briefly sit at the top of the league standings before qualifying for the Europa League for the first time.
But the club's reputation has been tarnished by a league probe that is looking at allegations of match-fixing in a 4-0 loss to Deportivo La Coruna.
Martinez has not been implicated in any wrongdoing.