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A Valencia court has accepted a claim filed by Spanish prosecutors alleging Japan manager Javier Aguirre and 40 others were involved in fixing a match between his former club Real Zaragoza and Levante in 2011, according to reports on Wednesday out of Spain.

Court proceedings are expected to start in February, and the 56-year-old Aguirre, who has vehemently denied the accusations, could be asked to appear in court to defend himself.

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