The Athletic journalist Sam Lee has said that a final verdict when it comes to Man City being charged by the Premier League could take years to resolve.
Why have Man City been charged by the Premier League?
In case you missed it, Pep Guardiola’s side have been charged by the English top-flight for inflating sponsorship revenues in their financial accounts from the 2009/2010 to the 2017/2018 campaign, as well as alleged breaking of rules when it comes to managerial remuneration between the 2009/2010 and 2012/2013 seasons, when Roberto Mancini was in charge.
Other such breaches pertain to providing full details regarding player remuneration within contracts between the 2010/11 and 2015/16 campaigns, violating financial fair play regulations between 2013/2014 and 2017/2018 seasons as well as the Premier League’s profitability and sustainability rules in seasons between 2015/2016 and 2017/2018.
Finally, the club allegedly failed to cooperate with the league to provide relevant documents when the investigation began in December 2018.
By when will this dispute be resolved?
As a result, Man City, who have been charged the Premier League could suffer a points deduction or even potential relegation, if the division is proven right. But a final verdict could take years to come to light, as per the Athletic journalist Sam Lee’s tweet.
“One of the things that came back during conversations yesterday [Monday] was that this could go on for years to resolve, particularly if it comes to appeals”, he said, when discussing a potential verdict in the dispute between Man City and the Premier League.
One assumes that this could impact City in the short-term, bringing a level of uncertainty when it comes to players’ and Pep Guardiola’s future, whilst putting potential transfer targets off joining the club. Suddenly, the problems at hand at the Etihad Stadium seem far more than merely Kyle Walker suggesting that there was an issue at hand in terms of their chance creation.
However, this remains an unprecedented event in the history of the Premier League, which is why one assumes how Man City move forward is decided only within the next couple of years.