Manchester City is in the second spot on the table but they are not in a great run right now. They are struggling with dressing room issues and also in-field problems in Premier League 2022-23 season. Now they are alleged to have breached league rules requiring the provision of “accurate financial information that gives a true and fair view of the club’s financial position”. The alleged breaches span a period from the 2009/10 season to the 2017/18 campaign.
Somehow The Premier League’s decision surprised the English Club. As a result, the team issued a statement and claimed to have cooperated with the competition in the investigation that began in 2018.
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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.
Premier League 2022-23:
“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,” City wrote.
Guardiola’s side could face severe sanctions such as expulsion from the competition, loss of points, or the withdrawal of all titles won during the period 2009-2018.
“Why did I defend the club and the people? It’s because I work with them. When they are accused of something I ask them: ‘Tell me about that.’ They explain and I believe them,” Guardiola said last May.
“I said to them: ‘If you lie to me, the day after I am not here. I will be out and I will not be your friend anymore, put my faith in you because I believe in you 100%. From day one and I defend the club because of that.’