Pep Guardiola has already clarified stance on his future if Man City found guilty of 115 FFP breaches


Pep Guardiola has already clarified his stance on his future if Manchester City are found guilty of 115 FFP breaches.

City were charged with 115 alleged breaches of FFP regulations in February following a four-year investigation.

The Premier League confirmed that the breaches referred to a requirement to provide “accurate financial information that gives a true and fair view of the club’s financial position” in particular its “revenue”, “sponsorship revenue” and “operating costs”.

At the time, City declared their “surprise” at the decision and denied all charges against them.

A date has since been agreed for what will undoubtedly to be one of the most important trials in football history.

However, Guardiola has hinted that he would stay at the Etihad even if they were relegated to League One.

Speaking earlier this month, the Spaniard told reporters (via ESPN): “You are questioning like we have been punished.

“At this moment we are innocent until guilt is proved. I know the people want it. I know, I feel it. I will wait. Wait and see it and after the sentence has been done we will come here and explain it. There is more chance to stay if we are in League One than if we win in the Champions League.”

Speaking on Everton’s points deduction, Guardiola added: “I won’t say a word about Everton because I don’t know the reality of what really happened.

“Maybe you know but [I] asked our team and they are two completely different cases. I know when people are saying — ‘Okay, City – why don’t they go to the Conference?’ Wait. Wait. And after what’s going to happen is going to happen.

“It’s two different cases. It’s not the same. Honestly. I spoke with my people and said it is completely different. Okay, the other one is longer because it is more complicated because it’s 115 breaches. So wait.”

Quizzed on whether he would consider signing a new contract at City, Guardiola said (via The Guardian): “Yeah of course – I can leave tomorrow [too]. I would have loved the team that won 100 points [in the 2017-18 season] to stay eternally. At all the clubs this happens.”

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