Malavan men’s football team’s relegation from the Iran Pro League led to speculation about cost-cutting measures. The CEO of Malavan Club commented on the situation, comparing it to a vessel unloading its cargo during a storm. Consequently, the Malavan Women’s team was disbanded on July 29, 2016. However, after a two-year hiatus, the Malavan women’s team has made a comeback in Iranian football. Several former players have returned to Anzali to support their team.