News broke earlier today that Manchester City have been charged by the Premier League “with numerous breaches of financial rules following a four-year investigation”.
The Times chief sports reporter Martyn Ziegler states: “Under Premier League rules the club will not be able to appeal any sanction to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (which overturned the UEFA ban).”
Ziegler also reported that “possible sanctions if found proven include points deductions or even expulsion from the league.”
Manchester City have released a statement this afternoon which reads:
“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.”
Mark Marston | Get Football