Manchester City (hereinafter referred to as Man City) is expected to receive a heavy penalty along with the charge of violating the Premier League rules.
The Premier League issued a statement on the 6th (local time) and said, “Man City have been referred to the Committee for violating the Premier League rules. Manchester City must provide accurate financial information. There are problems with the club’s finances, especially with respect to revenue and operating expenses.’
The Premier League announced that Manchester City were accused of violating at least five Premier League rules in each season for nine seasons from the 2009-10 season. The Premier League has requested Manchester City to submit details of manager salaries from 2009-10 to 2012-13 and player contracts and salaries from 2010-11 to 2015-16.
Manchester City face the possibility of various penalties if allegations of breaching Premier League rules are found to be true. Some British local media also mentioned the possibility of Man City’s exit from the Premier League.
The British Daily Star introduced a change in the league this season on the 6th if Man City is punished by a 15-point reduction from Juventus. Juventus was punished with a 15-point reduction in allegations of accounting fraud.
Man City, which is in second place in the Premier League this season with 14 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses (45 points), will drop to 9th place if it is punished with a 15-point reduction. On the other hand, Tottenham, who is in 5th place with 12 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses (39 points), will rise to 4th place. 5th place Tottenham, which is competing to obtain a UEFA entry ticket for next season, leads 6th place Brighton Hove & Albion (34 points) by 5 points. Tottenham are likely to benefit the most if Man City are handed a point cut this season. 토토사이트
The Premier League Secretariat announced the allegation of Manchester City’s violation of the rules, indicating that the whole process would be conducted in private until the results are out. The level and timing of Man City’s punishment is uncertain.
The BBC said: ‘Given that the Premier League has taken four years to investigate and announce, we cannot expect this case to be resolved anytime soon. Manchester City will be armed with the best lawyers to review every single charge announced by the Premier League. If Manchester City lose the fight, any punishment is possible. It will be a boring fight,” he said, predicting that it will take a considerable amount of time before the Premier League Secretariat announces whether to punish.
The Premier League Independent Committee, which will determine whether Manchester City has violated the rules, has the power to impose a variety of penalties, including suspension of league matches, reduction of points, cancellation and denial of player registration, and fines. Sky Sports in the UK commented on the punishment Manchester City could receive, saying, “According to the Premier League rules, points reduction or expulsion from the league is possible, but it is extreme.”