If an independent commission agrees with the Premier League’s claims of financial rules violations, Manchester City could face a slew of penalties
Worse further for the Sky Blues, it appears that famous manager Pep Guardiola may leave the club quickly if he follows through on his previous comments on financial foul play, as stated by GiveMeSport in a tweet.
The punishments that the independent commission could impose on Manchester City: pic.twitter.com/CsDzCmJ7PF
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) February 6, 2023
The Premier League chair’s dedication to defending the reputation of the English top flight, combined with the independent commission’s ability to issue any such other order as it considers fit,’ might leave the Eithad-based business facing a judicial battle merely to stay in the league.
If the Cityzens are found to have violated financial rules for a decade or longer, the potential of expulsion must be examined, not just to safeguard the league but also as a preventative measure to prevent future infractions by other organizations.
Pep Guardiola in 2022:
"Why did I defend the club and the people? It's because I work with them. When they are accused of something I ask them & if you lie to me, the day after I am not here. I will be out and not be your friend." pic.twitter.com/WQY8pu2m3I
— GiveMeSport (@GiveMeSport) February 6, 2023
With money coming into the league in insane amounts (fans need only look at Chelsea’s out-of-control spending in January before to UEFA’s vow to eliminate the Financial Fair Play contracts loophole), it’s quite evident that such an incident could very well occur again.
If a firm precedent is not made, not only do we have every right to feel aggrieved as Manchester City’s closest adversary in recent years, but the entire football world.