Departing Movistar sports director José Arrieta said to be considering legal action against team

The Spaniard was a star of the squad's Netflix series

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Movistar sports director José Luis Arrieta is considering taking legal action against the team as he departs the Spanish squad at the end of this season.

This is according to Spanish newspaper AS, the issue said to stem from problems that saw the head of performance Patxi Vila take over race-directing duties from Arrieta, the latter's role within the structure subsequently reduced and now non-existent.

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