Man City was caught in a ‘storm’.
The English Premier League (EPL) indicted Manchester City on the 6th (local time) for violating the Financial Fair Play (FFP) rule after a four-year investigation. Between 2009 and 2018, the PL referred over 100 allegations of Manchester City’s financial misconduct to an ‘independent commission’.
The PL points out that Manchester City violated the UEFA FFP rules from 2013 to 2018 and the PL rules on profitability and sustainability from 2015 to 2018. In addition, it is judged that the regulations regarding the command tower remuneration from 2009 to 2013 and player remuneration from 2010 to 2016, when Roberto Mancini was in office, were also violated.
United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi United Group bought Man City in 2008. Man City has emerged as an emerging powerhouse by conquering the EPL six times with ‘Oil Money’ at the fore. The 2011-2012 season, the 2013-2014 season, and the 2017-2018 season, allegations, also lifted the EPL championship three times.
Manchester City could be expelled from the EPL in the worst case if ‘guilty’ is confirmed. In addition, penalties such as deduction of victory points, transfer bans, spending restrictions, and deprivation of championships can be imposed. 메이저놀이터
Already in 2020, UEFA ruled that Manchester City had seriously breached FFP rules between 2012 and 2016. Along with a two-year ban from participating in European competitions, a fine of 25 million pounds (approximately 38 billion won) was imposed.
However, Man City objected to the decision and appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, and the result was overturned. The European competition ban was nullified, and the fine was reduced to 9 million pounds (approximately 14 billion won).
Things have changed again. Manager Pep Guardiola, who took over Man City’s helm in 2016, could also take a direct hit. The EPL championship in the 2017-2018 season is under suspicion. He said in August of last year that he would leave Manchester City if the club had cheated on him.
“I asked our staff to be honest about the allegations,” Guardiola said. I will not be here. I will leave the team and you will not be my friend anymore.'”
Manchester City announced their position on the referral to the ‘Independent Committee’. The club was surprised that allegations of violating the PL rules were raised. “We welcome the independent committee’s review of the matter in order to give a fair consideration to the irrefutable and comprehensive evidence supporting the club’s position,” he said. We expect this issue to be fully resolved.’
The legal dispute between PL and Man City has begun. Manchester City are said to be planning to mobilize their best lawyers to respond.