He is never usually a manager to avoid sticking his two-pence worth in, but for once in his life, Jose Mourinho has refused to get involved in the current furore surrounding Manchester City and the Financial Fair Play controversy.
Leaked internal emails have been published in German publication Der Spiegel this week which have heavily intimated that the reigning Premier League champions have circumvented UEFA’s FFP rules, with their Abu Dhabi based owners over-inflating the size of sponsorship deals to ensure the club don’t fall foul of the rules.
With the Manchester derby on the horizon, and of course the latest battle with his great rival Pep Guardiola, Jose Mourinho has however refused to comment on the situation.
“It is difficult for me to answer because I focus on my job. I focus on the four lines and focus on football,” Mourinho told his pre-match press conference
“If you want to speak about their football potential we can speak and football potential starts with investment. After that, of course, there is the quality of the work, of the organisation, I think that is untouchable, but what is behind I cannot say.”
Last season, City beat Manchester United at Old Trafford, but missed the chance to win the title against their Manchester rivals in the return fixture at the Etihad, when United came from two goals down to win 3-2.