All You Need To Know About Man City’s FFP Trial, Guardiola Yet To Make A Decision On His Future

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A timeline has been provided to Manchester City and the Premier League for what is expected to be the greatest football trial ever.

In February 2023, the Premier League allegedly filed 115 allegations against City after a four-year probe. The allegations, which the club vehemently contests, concern the years 2009 through 2018.

Provide “accurate financial information that gives a true and fair view of the club’s financial position,” specifically its “revenue,” “sponsorship revenue,” and “operating costs,” according to a statement released by the Premier League.

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Everton is currently contesting their 10-point Premier League deduction for violating Financial Fair Play rules, which they were found to have violated. Many people are curious about the current state of affairs regarding Man City, whose case is very different.

The Daily Mail reports that a trial is “initially scheduled for the late autumn of 2024” and that the case will be decided by an impartial tribunal.

Right now, witness statements are being obtained, and that will be the case “until next spring.”

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Richard Masters, the Premier League’s chief, recently stated that a “date has been set” for City’s case but would not provide any further details.

A decision in the summer of 2025 would be expected, although there could be delays because of potential appeals on both sides. Any result will be initially made public on the Premier League’s official website.

City would not be allowed to take their case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, unlike the UEFA case where a two-year Champions League ban was reversed.

On that occasion, Man City was represented by Lord Pannick KC of Blackstone Chambers, and the club has since asked him for assistance once more. Usually, he charges between £5,000 and £10,000 per hour.

There has been a lot of conjecture on the penalty for City, with former Sky Sports writer Geoff Shreeves suggesting that they be demoted from the premier league.

Pep Guardiola, the manager, has frequently defended the team and emphasized that he will stay on even if they are demoted.

In a press conference, Guardiola said: “Absolutely, I will not consider my future (if) it depends being here or being in League One.

“There is more chance to stay if we are in League One than if we were in the Champions League.”

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