Two years ago, UEFA, this time PL… ‘disciplinary crisis’ Man City prepares for another appeal
The misappropriation of funds from the owner of Manchester City, Sheikh Mansur, which had been suspected from the past, was again on the cutting board.
The Premier League Secretariat released an 먹튀검증 official statement on the 6th (Korean time) and announced that Manchester City had violated numerous financial rules.
The Secretariat wrote down the rules Man City violated during each season from the 2009/10 season to the 2017/18 season.
At the same time, he requested the submission of missing data, citing the salary of then manager Roberto Mancini, player salary, sponsorship, UEFA (European Football Federation) financial fair play (FFP), profitability and sustainability, and rules of club partners.
The British media Times also reported this fact, saying, “Man City has violated more than 100 financial rules in 9 years,” and said, “If confirmed, the possible sanctions are a point reduction or expulsion from the Premier League.”
“Man City failed to provide accurate financial information to the Secretariat in relation to revenue and operating expenses, and did not properly disclose management remuneration for four years,” the report said.
According to the media, the league’s investigation began in December 2018, when German der Spiegel received and disclosed documents received from ‘Football Leaks’, created by Portuguese computer hacker Hui Pinto.
In particular, the main content is that Manchester City received more money from the owner of Abu Dhabi and overestimated sponsorship revenue, and through secret contact with the club, Mancini’s salary was doubled.
Following Football Leaks revelations in 2018, Manchester City were handed a two-year ban from UEFA competitions in 2020 for violating FFP rules. Manchester City appealed and the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) upheld the decision.
However, the financial rules of UEFA and the Premier League differed in detail, and the league prosecuted Man City again after a lengthy investigation.
The reasons were the expiration of the statute of limitations or lack of evidence, and fines were imposed only for the fact that they were uncooperative with the investigation.
Manchester City will also appeal the charges. British media Daily Mail said, “The club has not yet made an official comment, but we will prepare for a strong response.”