Man City ‘lodge legal challenges’ against alleged financial breaches

Manchester City have launched a legal challenge against the Premier League’s Financial Fair Play charges, including an argument over the barrister in charge of the disciplinary process.

The Premier League charged City with 115 alleged breaches of financial regulations in February, following a four-year investigation into the club’s finances which began in December 2018.

The Premier League revealed that City had been charged with 50 breaches of providing inaccurate financial information, eight alleged breaches in relation to manager remuneration from 2009-2013, 12 breaches in relation to player remuneration between 2010-2016, and five breaches linked to UEFA financial regulations.

If found guilty, the club could face various sanctions which could include points deductions, relegation, or being stripped of titles. City have denied any wrongdoing and claim to have ‘irrefutable evidence’ to dispute the alleged breaches.

The Times have now revealed that City have launched legal challenges against the alleged charges and are also unhappy that Murray Rosen KC, the head of the Premier League’s independent judicial panel, is well-known for his support of divisional rivals Arsenal. Rosen states on his chambers’ website that he is a member of the Marylebone Cricket Club and Arsenal FC.

There has been no comment from either Manchester City of the Premier League on the report.

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