NewslettersSign inAPP
spainSPAINargentinaARGENTINAchileCHILEcolombiaCOLOMBIAusaUSAmexicoMEXICOperuPERUlatin usaLATIN USAamericaAMERICA


Man City charged by Premier League with breaches of financial rules

The Premier League side have been the subject of a four-year investigation for financial irregularities.

Soccer Football - FA Cup - Fourth Round - Manchester City v Arsenal - Etihad Stadium, Manchester, Britain - January 27, 2023 General view outside the stadium before the match Action Images via Reuters/Jason Cairnduff
JASON CAIRNDUFFAction Images via Reuters

Following a four-year investigation, Premier League giants Manchester City have been charged with a series of breaches of financial rules.

The story was broken by Times (UK) journalist Martyn Ziegler who claims that a range of sanctions possible facing the Etihad Stadium club could include a points deductions if breaches are proved.

The alleged breaches span the period from the 2009-10 season to the 2017-18 campaign.

Since being taken over by the Abu Dhabi group in 2008, Manchester City have become one of football’s powerhouses thanks to considerable financial investment.

The arrival of the Gulf based owners heralded a new era of unprecedented success with the club winning six Premier League titles since the takeover.

Under the guidance of former Barcelona and Bayern coach Pep Guardiola, City won the Premier League in the 2017-18 season, becoming the only team in the competition history to attain 100 points in a single season. In 2018–19, they won four trophies, completing an unprecedented sweep of all domestic titles in England and becoming the first English men’s team to win the domestic treble.

Manchester City's Pep Guardiola
Full screen
Manchester City's Pep Guardiola Tom FlathersGetty

The Champions League title remains ‘unfinished business’ for the Sky Blues after the 2021 final defeat to Chelsea in Porto.