Rummenigge says City probe was ‘not a good job’
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.”