Manchester City face further severe penalties after being excluded from the European Cup.
Like the English Independent reports, the English champions could also suffer a deduction in the Premier League for violating the financial fair play of the European football association UEFA.
UEFA had excluded ManCity from its international competitions on Friday evening and fined it 30 million euros.
The English league could therefore now be forced to sanction the top club as well, because it may have given incorrect numbers in the course of licensing for the match operations as well as for UEFA.
ManCity’s wrong numbers could have ramifications
The information on receipts and receipts must match the information provided to UEFA – and precisely because of these figures, City was punished by UEFA.
The Europa Association sees it as proven that the club of coach Pep Guardiola “overvalued” the income by sponsoring partner Etihad Airways.
A large part of the approximately 81 million euros that flowed to the club annually as part of the sponsorship deal should not have come from the airline at all – but directly from owner Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan – but this is because of the financial fair play – Agreement not allowed.
Deduction apparently likely
The independet citing senior officials, Premier League officials discussed potential City punishments prior to UEFA’s conviction.
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A point deduction is therefore “very likely”. However, this would probably only apply to the current season, no points will be deducted retrospectively.
Manchester City had always denied UEFA’s allegations, which had already initiated proceedings against the difficult top club in 2014.
In a statement, the club announced before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to contest the verdict. The title holder of the previous year is currently in second place in the table.
A deduction of points would be of little importance from a sporting point of view if the block issued by UEFA was confirmed by the CAS. However, the exclusion is postponed until the sports court pronounces its own judgment.
City’s revenue could also be indirectly affected by a slide in the table. The higher up you end up in the English table after the last match day, the more money a club is entitled to from TV revenue.