Premier League CEO says date has been set for Manchester City FFP case

Premier League CEO Richard Masters has stated that a ‘date has been set’ for Manchester City’s complex FFP case.

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The Premier League was rocked this week when Everton and Nottingham Forest were charged for breaking the English Premier League’s FFP rules.

This is the second time that the Toffees have been charged by the Premier League. The club were docked ten points in November.

Nottingham Forest have also been charged with breaching the rules in this instance.

While the exact punishment for the rule breaches are not official yet, it’s expected that both sides will suffer points deductions.

With all the attention on Everton and Nottingham Forest, many are wondering when exactly Manchester City’s case will be resolved.

The reigning European champions have been charged with over 100 breaches to their name at present.

City are accused of breaching 115 regulations over the course of 14 seasons from the start of the 2009/2010 campaign.

Accurate financial information disclosure is one of the complaints levied against City, particularly with respect to its revenue such as sponsorship revenue and its operating costs.

What did Premier League CEO Richard Masters say about Manchester City’s FFP case?

At a committee meeting today (Tuesday), Richard Masters was asked by the Culture, Media and Sport Committee if could understand the fans’ frustration over the Man City case.

He replied (via Sky Sports): “I can but they are very different charges.”

“If any club, whether they are the current champions or otherwise, had been found in breach of the spending rules for year ’23, they would be in exactly the same position as Everton or Nottingham Forest.”

“The volume and character of the charges laid before Man City, which I cannot talk about at all, are being heard in a completely different environment.”

“There is a date set for that proceeding. Unfortunately, I can’t tell you when that is but that is progressing.”

“I can’t give any details on Man City beyond saying a date has been set, I can’t tell you when that date is.”

It comes as good news that a date has finally been set for what will likely be the biggest case relating to FFPand breaches in Premier League history.

Liverpool deserve closure

Jurgen Klopp’s Reds have endured their fair share of heartbreak at the hands of Manchester City.

Twice under the German, Liverpool have missed out on the Premier League by a single point to Guardiola’s side.

If Manchester City are proven innocent, then at least the Reds can know they tried everything in 2021/22 and 2017/2018.

However, if discrepancies come to light, then the Anfield club will be able to get some closure and perhaps even some sort of reparations.

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