Manchester City have seen a huge number of stories com to light in the recent days of the UEFA ban. We’re here to sort through some of them and offer an assessment of where things stand.
Manchester City will directly appeal ruling at CAS
- A report from the Times and since confirmed by the club indicates they will appeal this ASAP and look for a long battle with UEFA. This is perhaps the best option for City as they look to draw out the appeal and hopefully lessen and/or eliminate the ban and fine.
Manchester City have kept a close eye on all rivals’ Financial Activities
- The Athletic reports City with the ban handed will keep a close look at other squads dealings with compliance and UEFA. This comes after fans discovered that Juventus and PSG owners are on the FFP oversight commitee. Read Athletic here. (Subscription req.)
CAS Appeal will have 8-10 Lawyers for pre-appeal and during appeal for City, while UEFA has sent only two
- Same report from the Athletic suggests City knew a second and more damning decision was inbound considering they named this event “CAS Two”. City have shown they are taking this extremely serious and will fight to the end.
Manchester City Managerial Crisis?
Various reports from all across England have called rumors of Pep leaving the institution bullshit and that the Catalan will not leave. Meanwhile, Mauricio Pochettino is rumored to have been very interested in the job should Pep leave. More rumors and more unknowns. It does seem Pep will stay and will see out next season at the minimum.
A CAS decision coming after the Summer could allow City to play UCL next season
Last report, City could still play European football next year. That is if CAS delays the ruling. Many have theorized this to be the case as previous ruling like Barcelona, PSG and AC Milan have taken from 6-10 months to complete.
Many stories we need to keep an eye on. Keep it locked here at Bitter and Blue as we try our best to make sense of the ban and what’s next for Manchester City.