Who will decide the fate of Manchester City in FFP rules case?

New details have emerged surrounding the investigation into Manchester City’s alleged financial rule breaches.

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Earlier this year, Manchester City were charged with over 100 alleged financial rule breaches by the Premier League over the course of a decade.

An investigation has been underway since but new attention has been brought to the case after the news that Everton have been deducted 10 points by the Premier League for financial rule breaches.

Everton fans will no doubt be eager to see the outcome of the investigation into Manchester City’s alleged wrongdoing.

The Manchester Evening News have revealed details of the make-up of the panel that could decide the fate of the treble-winning club.

The report states:

“The independent commission which will handle the case will be formed of three members selected by Murray Rosen KC, the chair of the Premier League’s judicial panel.

“The panel can include any of the 15 members of the judicial panel, as well as non-members.

“City and the Premier League will have the option to appeal the decision once a judgement by the tribunal is made, at which point a panel of new members would be selected.

The report also quotes JMW head of sports law Stephen Taylor Heath, who said earlier this year, “The commission will have a legal representative on the panel, and you’d expect that representative to be a pretty heavyweight King’s Counsel.

“Manchester City have had an obligation to comply with the Premier League’s investigation and they now have an obligation to comply with the commission’s procedure.

“If they don’t comply then a dim view will be taken. If the charges relate to administrative errors then the sanctions will be a slap on the wrist.

“You would think, if the Premier League have taken it this far, they either think there is a case to answer or they’ve simply got to the point where they haven’t been given the answers, and they’re now putting it to a commission to get those answers.”

 

 

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