Guardiola hits back at Ceferin over FFP charges comment

25 January 2024 0 By Total Football News

Guardiola hits back at Ceferin comments on FFP charges

Pep Guardiola has told Aleksander Ceferin to “respect the procedure” in response to the Uefa president’s comments regarding Manchester City alleged Financial Fair Play breaches.

Ceferin recently told the Telegraph that Uefa “were right” to give City a two-year European football ban in 2020.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport overturned the punishment on appeal.

City are also contesting claims by the Premier League that the club have broken their financial rules.

“As a lawyer that he is and president of Uefa, he should wait and after do whatever he wants,” said Guardiola.

“He has to respect it and he has to wait. He has a lot of jobs to do at Uefa. A lawyer should respect the procedure and understand we have a right to defend ourselves.”

City were charged with 115 breaches of Premier League regulations in February last year.

Premier League chief executive Richard Masters says a date has been set for the hearing but, speaking in front of MPs earlier this month, he said he could not reveal when it will take place.

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