The refereeing court allowed Manchester City to play in the Champions League next season after the Two Year ban was lifted.
The Two Year ban in February was issued to Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City. It was created by the UEFA, the governing body of European football.
- In February, Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City had a two-year ban. It was issued by UEFA, the governing body of European football.
- On Monday, July 13, the refereeing court allowed Manchester City to play in the Champions League next season
- “I think it’s the end of the financial fair game (FFP) because it makes no sense,” Mourinho said.
- However, like Mourinho, Klopp considers it to be the culmination of UEFA’s FFP rules.
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The ban is cited for “serious” violations of club licenses and financially reasonable game rules. The City immediately identified its intention to appeal. Guardiola never wavered from his position that he and the club were being wrongfully punished.
On Monday, July 13, the refereeing court allowed Manchester City to play in the Champions League next season. The ban was lifted.
Facing Monday’s ruling, the UEFA said the fund was “committed” to the principles of fair play, meaning the club could only spend what they earned.
Since February, the court has found that there is “not enough conclusive evidence” to substantiate its decision and that many violations have been “time-barred due to the five-year period predicted in UEFA regulations.”
What does this mean for Man City?
It was the biggest win for the Manchester City club. With the ban, Guardiola would have left the club he turned into a centre of European power.
Now that they are back in the Champions League, the only league Pep City has failed to win as boss. This also means that they’re free to sign players during this transfer window.
Not like they need any new players, they have 18 guys capable of starting on any team across Europe.
However, in terms of the club’s resources, Pep will improve the team.
What does this mean for Premier League teams?
The city’s upcoming ban gives extra space for Premier League teams to qualify for the Champions League and Europa League. The top 5 teams (minus City) were considered the Champions League tie.
Also, teams in 6th – 8th place will qualify for the Europa League. Now, everything goes the way it was. Subject, qualifying for 1-4 Champions League and qualifying for 5-7 Europa.
For teams like Chelsea, Leicester City and Manchester United, who are battling for the top 4 spots, these finals will have more weight. Now, one of those three teams will not make the Champions League. Chelsea is at 60 points. Also in United and Leicester 59.
There are three games for all teams. For teams like Spurs and Arsenal, the pressure has increased tenfold on those who have been hoping for years of declining and maintaining Europa League qualification.
Spurs are 2 points behind Sheffield United in the final, followed by Arsenal 4.
The manager’s reaction on lifting of Manchester City two year ban
As usual, Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho is not afraid to speak his mind. The former Manchester United manager even went so far as to label the UEFA decision a disgrace. “I think it’s the end of the financial fair game (FFP) because it makes no sense,” Mourinho said.
He does not label City guilty but criticizes the UEFA decision to lift the ban, but leave the penalty.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp did not speak. He says he will be happy in the Champions League next season.
However, like Mourinho, Klopp considers it to be the culmination of UEFA’s FFP rules. Klopp predicts that the FFP’s decision will lead to a Super League, a league with almost endless cash, that separates it from other clubs.