Close button
The Guardian
Email YouTube Facebook Instagram Twitter WhatsApp

Man City face further action over financial fairplay ‘breaches’


Manchester City’s players pose before the UEFA Champions League quarter final second leg football match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England on April 17, 2019. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP)

UEFA’s financial control body said Thursday it had referred Premier League champions Manchester City to an adjudicatory chamber for alleged breaches of financial fair play regulations.

Abu Dhabi-owned City said they were “disappointed but regrettably not surprised” by UEFA’s decision.

City reportedly faces a season-long ban from the Champions League if found to have breached the regulations.


UEFA said its Club Financial Control Body (CFCB) chief investigator “has decided to refer Manchester City FC to the CFCB adjudicatory chamber following the conclusion of his investigation.”

The investigator, Yves Leterme, has been examining evidence that first came to light in leaks published by German magazine Der Spiegel last year.

The reports alleged that City had broken Financial Fair Play regulations by inflating the value of a multimillion-pound sponsorship deal.

City was fined £49 million in 2014 for a previous breach of regulations.

The club said in a statement: “Manchester City is entirely confident of a positive outcome when the matter is considered by an independent judicial body.”

The club retained the Premier League title last Sunday after a tight title race with Liverpool and can complete a historic treble of domestic trophies by beating Watford in the FA Cup final on Saturday.

In this article:
FootballMan City News
Receive News Alerts on Whatsapp: +2348136370421

No comments yet