Rum­menigge says City probe was ‘not a good job’

The Daily Telegraph - Business - - Sport -

Karl-Heinz Rum­menigge, the Bay­ern Mu­nich chair­man, says Uefa “didn’t do a great job” in­ves­ti­gat­ing Manch­ester City af­ter their twoyear ban from Euro­pean com­pe­ti­tions was over­turned.

The Court of Ar­bi­tra­tion for Sport ruled that some of Uefa’s ac­cu­sa­tions of fi­nan­cial vi­o­la­tions by City could not be proven and oth­ers did not meet a five-year statute of lim­i­ta­tions.

“The fi­nal de­ci­sion made by Cas was an out­come be­cause the Uefa panel re­spon­si­ble for Cham­pi­ons League mat­ters didn’t do a great job,” Rum­menigge said.

“What I heard from dif­fer­ent sources is that it was not good or­gan­ised in ad­vance.”

Cas is yet to pub­lish CAS has pub­lished its full re­port into last­month’s three-day hear­ing.

City were still fined €10mil­lion (£9mil­lion) for fail­ing to co­op­er­ate with independen­t in­ves­ti­ga­tors but Cas could not val­i­date al­le­ga­tions that the Pre­mier League club, owned by Abu Dhabi’s royal fam­ily, over­stated spon­sor­ship deals and hid the source of rev­enue linked to state-backed com­pa­nies.

The Ger­man’s com­ments were only the lat­est crit­i­cal barbs from his club aimed to­wards over City over the past decade.

How­ever, Rum­menigge added: “I would like to add con­grats to the col­leagues of Manch­ester City that they can par­tic­i­pate next year in Cham­pi­ons League and the year af­ter that as well.”

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.