Man City's 115 FFP charges 'won't be sorted until 2030' as controversy surrounds champions

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Man City have been slapped with 115 FFP charges by the Premier League

Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 30/11/2023

- 13:56

The club insist they've done nothing wrong following an investigation from the Premier League

Simon Jordan is concerned Manchester City's case with the Premier League won't be sorted until 2030 as controversy continues to surround the current champions.

It was revealed earlier on Thursday that a trial concerning 115 allegations of Financial Fair Play rule breaches is set to take place next year.

However, the process is far from straightforward.

With witnesses still being interviewed, and City being able to appeal any potential verdict, that's led to concerns the situation will drag on.

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Man City have denied any wrongdoing amid allegations from the Premier League


And Jordan, speaking on talkSPORT, fears things won't be clarified until 2030.

“[The idea of an outcome in 2025 is] before you factor in any reality of an appeal which will almost inevitably follow if Manchester City were to fall foul of any verdict," he said.

“If that appeal did not come to any fruition they’ll probably take it to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.”

He added: “The fact of the matter is it’s not going to be cleared up until I would imagine somewhere looking like 2030.”

Jordan has also scrutinised City and their lack of urgency when it comes to clearing their name.

The defending champions continue to deny any wrongdoing and said in February: "Manchester City FC is surprised by the issuing of these alleged breaches of the Premier League rules, particularly given the extensive engagement and vast amount of detailed materials that the EPL has been provided with.

"The club welcomes the review of this matter by an independent commission, to impartially consider the comprehensive body of irrefutable evidence that exists in support of its position.

"As such we look forward to this matter being put to rest once and for all."

Jordan insists City should want a 'speedy' and 'expeditious' outcome.

“If you’re defending yourself against the most unfair and unjust allegations, you really don’t want to wait a long time to do it do you?" he added.

“You really want to get it done as quickly as possible because you are unequivocal in your innocence, able to substantiate it to the highest level, I would imagine you want this done relatively quickly," he said.

“If you have a series of hearings where evidence is put forward and an adjudication is determined, it does not take nine months to get a verdict.

“Manchester City should want a speedy and expeditious outcome.

"This is anything but that.

"I would like to see transparency about this, and that this matter is cleared up very quickly.”

Pep Guardiola, meanwhile, has insisted the rules are in place for a reason - and supports any punishment in the event of a guilty verdict.

“They decided to bring a regulation to make football more equal and laws must be respected," he said.

“We are under scrutiny and I’m a big fan of following the rules properly.

"If you do something wrong, you must be punished.

"If Uefa and Fifa decide on having FFP I support that completely.


Man City Pep Guardiola

Man City boss Pep Guardiola says the club will accept their punishment amid confidence they won't be found guilty


“[Let’s] wait until the sentence [judgment].

“I know [some] are in a hurry but I know what happened with Uefa. Just wait.

"We are innocent and people have to know we are innocent until the sentence.”

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