Manchester City: Likely punishment for the club revealed

In a stunning turn of events, the Premier League have hit Manchester City with over 100 charges. But what will happen if the club receive a guilty verdict?

Following a four-year investigation, ‘The Cityzens’ are accused of breaking the rules over the course of nine seasons between 2009/10 to 2017-18. The reigning league champions are accused of failing to provide accurate financial information regarding club revenue, sponsorship revenue and operating costs.

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The mind-boggling story is up there with the most controversial in football history. Therefore, it has unsurprisingly resulted in much speculation over what will happen following the independent commission’s verdict.

Some experts have discussed the possibility of City being relegated from the top flight of English football or expelled from the Football League. Alternatively, some think they will lose the three Premier League titles they won during the period in question. This would serve as a means to add to Manchester United’s and Liverpool’s trophy cabinets.

The Premier League’s ‘Big Six’, want the harshest possible punishment imposed on City. Their belief is that a fine would have minimal effect.

However, a Sky Sports pundit has now revealed the most likely course of events.

What will happen to Manchester City?

Kaveh Solhekol claims that the probable outcome is that, if found guilty, City will receive a “small points deduction.”

And fans will have to remain patient while they await the decision, as it won’t come any time soon. The commission will keep everything under wraps until they share the news on the official Premier League website.

With the original investigation taking so long to complete, reports claim that Guardiola may exit stage left before any potential sanctions occur.

Three years ago, the side had a two-year suspension from European competition overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. UEFA had accused the sporting giants of committing “serious breaches” of Financial Fair Play regulations between 2012 and 2016.

Thus City is supposedly confident of repeating history, without a single punishment thrown in their direction.

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