Guardiola Would Welcome UEFA Fair Play Probe Clarity
LONDON (Dispatches) - Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola hopes a swift conclusion to UEFA’s investigation over alleged Financial Fair Play (FFP) irregularities committed by the Premier League champions will silence the speculation surrounding the case.
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said after an Executive Committee meeting of European football’s governing body on Monday that an independent body looking into the allegations made by German magazine Der Spiegel as part of their Football Leaks campaign would provide answers “very soon”.
Reports on Tuesday claimed City could even be banned from next season’s Champions League should they be found guilty. Guardiola insisted the story hasn’t been a distraction to his players, as they moved five points clear at the top of the Premier League on Tuesday with a 2-1 win at Watford.