Manchester City ‘Launch Unprecedented Legal Action’ Against Premier League, Hearing Fixed For June 10

Written By Albert Echatah

According to reports, Manchester City has filed an unprecedented lawsuit against the Premier League and has learned the date of their hearing about 115 allegations of purported Financial Fair Play (FFP) violations.

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After a four-year inquiry, the Premier League charged Citizens for alleged financial irregularities between 2009–10 and 2017–18. The claims, which the club has vehemently rejected, shocked Citizens supporters 16 months ago.

Man City are accused of extending a secret contract to one of their managers at this time who was collecting more money than was publicly declared, as well as of failing to present proper financial information on sponsorship revenues, revenue, and operating expenditures.

The reigning Premier League champions are also alleged to have not fully cooperated with the Premier League’s inquiry and to have disregarded UEFA’s FFP regulations for a five-year period.

If Pep Guardiola’s team are found guilty, the penalties may include hefty fines, losing points, being kicked out of the Premier League, and losing trophies.

According to the article, Man City has filed a lawsuit against the Premier League, which has “sparked civil war” in the English premier league, as they wait for the hearing to begin.

Man City alleges in a 165-page legal document filed with the Premier League that they are the targets of “discrimination” and that the APT regulations are a “tyranny of the majority,” approved by their opponents to impede their success on the pitch.

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According to reports, Premier League clubs have approved the introduction of a development plan that will curb spending beginning with the 2025–2026 season.

The spending cap proposals were approved by 16 teams, and their goal is to keep the gap between the Premier League’s lower-half teams and its financial titans from growing.

Nevertheless, a report from BBC Sport claims that three teams vying for European football—Manchester United, Manchester City, and Aston Villa—are thought to have voted against the proposal.

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