Following the resignation of head coach Guillermo Vázquez on Monday, Liga MX has announced they have requested an audit of Veracruz’s finances.
Vázquez claimed “double contracts” – a situation where a player or coach signs one official contract with the soccer federation and a second, private contract directly with the club – were the reason for his resignation, as he said Veracruz owed him money due to his “abnormal” contract situation.
Liga MX released a statement indicating that the audit is “due to the existing discrepancy in documentation submitted by Club Tiburones Rojos de Veracruz to Liga MX, as established in the regulations, and the statements made by the owner of the Club, Fidel Kuri Grajeles”.
The league has requested the firm Ernst & Young conduct “an exhaustive review of the financial situation of Club Tiburones Rojos de Veracruz”.
The Mexican Football Federation (FMF) has also announced its own investigation into the “registrations and documentation” between the club and the league as well as “other occurrences that could affect the affiliation requirements of said club”.