Elche had a good season on the pitch as they finished 13th in the la liga but they had a terrible season off the pitch and it has cost them dearly. Elche’s failure to comply with Spanish sporting laws by paying taxes has seen them relegated from the Primera division for next season.
Eibar, who finished 18th and were relegated on the last day of the season would now replace Elche in the la liga next season while Elche have also been fined 180,000 euros for the infractions committed by the Alicante side.
Eibar would count themselves very lucky as they worked hard to remain in the La liga this season. While Elche have appealed the decision to relegate them stating that they would settle all their outstanding debt by the end of July.