Man City Chief Slams UEFA Amid Champions League Ban
Manchester City chief Ferran Soriano has condemned UEFA’s decision to ban the English champions from European competitions for two seasons and a fine of £25m.
The European football governing body have accused Manchester City of breaking Financial Fair Play rules and breaching UEFA’s club licensing regulations, a charge the club intends to appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
In an interview with the club’s official website, Soriano has labelled the allegations as ’simply not true’ and insists the Citizens will do everything to prove them as false.
"Well, the most important thing I have to say today is that the allegations are not true. They are simply not true,” the 52-year-old said.
"The fans can be sure of two things. The first one is that the allegations are false. And the second is that we will do everything that can be done to prove so.”
"We know the fans are supporting us. We can feel it. MCFC fans have gone through challenges over the decades.”
“This is just another challenge. We will stick together, we will go through it and we will not let the fans down.”
"The owner has not put money in this club that has not been properly declared.”
“We are a sustainable football club, we are profitable, we don't have debt, our accounts have been scrutinized many times, by auditors, by regulators, by investors and this is perfectly clear.”
"We are looking for an early resolution obviously through a thorough process and a fair process so my best hope is that this will be finished before the beginning of the summer and until then for us, it is business as usual."