Manchester City, which has reigned as a strong team in the English Premier League (EPL) since the 2010s, is in the worst situation. The EPL secretariat has uncovered and decided to prosecute over 100 financial rule violations. In the worst case, relegation could lead to expulsion from the EPL.
Foreign media outlets such as the British BBC and Talk Sports reported on the 7th (Korean time) that the EPL Secretariat decided to prosecute Manchester City, and that in the worst case, they could be expelled from the EPL.
According to reports, the EPL have uncovered and prosecuted more than 100 financial rule violations over the past four years of investigation. It also referred Manchester City to an independent committee for alleged rule violations between 2009 and 2018. The Independent Committee plans to closely examine Manchester City’s violations behind closed doors.
In addition, the EPL secretariat accused the Manchester City club of not cooperating with it even once since the investigation began in December 2018.
It all started in 2008 when the Abu Dhabi United Group took over Manchester City. Since the Abu Dhabi United Group took over Manchester City, they have invested astronomical amounts of money and recruited the best players in the world. As a result, he won the English Football Association (FA) Cup in the 2010-2011 season and the EPL in the 2011-2012 season.
However, the EPL secretariat believes that financial violations have occurred since the Abu Dhabi United Group took over Man City.
The charges uncovered by the EPL secretariat are violations of the Financial Fair Play (FFP) of the European Football Federation (UEFA) and the Premier League’s financial rules. The EPL explained that Manchester City violated the FFP rules from the 2013-2014 season to the 2017-2018 season and the EPL rules regarding profitability and sustainability from the 2015-2016 season to the 2017-2018 season.
The FFP regulations have already been uncovered in 2020. In 2020, UEFA ruled that Manchester City had seriously breached FFP rules between 2012 and 2016, and gave them a two-year ban from European competition. However, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruled that the ban was excessive, and Man City’s participation in the UEFA club competition continued.
In addition, former manager Roberto Mancini was charged with violating the managerial remuneration from the 2009-2010 season to the 2012-2013 season and player salaries from the 2010-2011 season to the 2015-2016 season. 메이저놀이터
In addition, German daily Der Spiegel reported leaked documents in November 2018 claiming that the Manchester City club had inflated the value of sponsorship contracts, and UEFA decided to investigate the Manchester City club. At the time, Manchester City claimed that Der Spiegel’s reports were completely false and that Manchester City’s email account had been illegally hacked.
Of course, Man City is denying the allegations against the prosecution of the EPL secretariat this time. However, if the punishment is confirmed, you may receive a light punishment such as a fine or a reduction in points, but in the worst case, you may be kicked out of the EPL with a relegation measure. Of course, Manchester City can appeal to CAS.
If Manchester City face the worst, manager Pep Guardiola will have no reason to stay at the club any longer. Even star players such as Elling Hollan should look into other teams. There could be a huge aftershock.