Manchester City face a rather hefty menu of potential consequences if an independent commission agrees with the Premier League’s charges of breaching financial regulations.
Worse still for the Sky Blues, it seems possible that legendary manager Pep Guardiola could make a hasty exit from the club if he sticks to his earlier words on the financial foul play affair quoted by GiveMeSport in a tweet.
Pep Guardiola in 2022:
“Why did I defend the club and the people? It’s because I work with them. When they accuse them of something I ask them and if you lie to me, I’m not here the next day. I’ll be out and I won’t be your friend.” pic.twitter.com/WQY8pu2m3I
— GiveMeSport (@GiveMeSport) February 6, 2023
The Premier League chairman’s commitment to protecting the reputation of the English top flight, along with the independent commission’s ability to deliver any ‘other warrants it deems fit’, could leave the Eithad-based team with a hell of a legal fight. in their hands just to retain their league membership.
The punishments that the independent commission could impose on Manchester City: pic.twitter.com/CsDzCmJ7PF
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) February 6, 2023
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However, if the Cityzens are found guilty of breaking financial rules over a period of a decade or more, the possibility of expulsion should be considered, not only to protect the league but also as a preventative measure to curb future violations of other suits.
With money increasingly pouring into the division in ludicrous amounts (fans need only look at Chelsea’s level of insane spending in January ahead of UEFA’s commitment to close the financial Fair Play contract loophole), it is very Of course, such a case could easily happen again. .
If a solid precedent is not set, it will not be just us who have every right to feel aggrieved as Manchester City’s closest competitor in recent years, but the entirety of English football.
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