Guardiola ‘Shock Declaration’ → “I will step down as manager if the club lies”
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has made bombshell remarks about stepping down. Of course, this is subject to conditions. This is when the club lies about breaking the financial rules.
On the 6th, the British media all reported Man City’s violation of financial rules (FFP). Reportedly, Manchester City have been sued by the Premier League for violating FFP by not disclosing accurate financial information for nine seasons.
Media reported that after the shocking news, Guardiola insisted that if the club president lied about breaking the rules, he would leave the club.
Manchester City are facing more than 100 financial rule violations after a four-year investigation. If such a violation is confirmed, it is said to be a serious enough violation that not only deduction of points but also expulsion from the Premier is possible.
It comes after the European Football Federation (UEFA) handed Manchester City a two-year ban in February 2020 for violating financial fair play and fined the club £25 million.
The fine was reduced to £9 million five months later by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
The Premier League’s conclusion is that Manchester City did not abide by the rules of the European Football Federation (UEFA) on club licenses between 2013 and 2018 and violated the rules on revenue from 2015 to 2018.
Guardiola, who was unaware토토사이트 of this fact, took the side of the club in August of last year, saying, “The team did not break any rules.”
It is speculated that Guardiola, who believed in the club’s senior officials and supported the club, made a ‘bomb declaration’ when the conflicting Premier League investigations were announced.
“I asked our staff to tell the truth about the allegations,” Guardiola said. “I believed them 100% from day one, so I defended the club.
He continued, “If you lie to me, the next day I won’t be here. I’m going out and you won’t be my friend anymore.”
Continuing, Guardiola said: “I want to represent a club that is doing things right. In the end, it’s not about winning the Champions League or Premier League, it’s about not always lying for the sake of our people and fans.”
Guardiola has won four Premier League titles since joining Manchester City in 2016. He also lifted the FA Cup and four League Cups.