The spectre of Financial Fair Play and a possible second round of sanctions hovers over Manchester City following the Der Spiegel expose of hacked documents acquired by the controversial Football Leaks whistleblower site.
Among other things, one of the biggest claims was that City and their sponsors manipulated contracts to circumvent UEFA’s FFP regulations, which reportedly hasn’t gone down well with the governing body of European football.
While it isn’t clear yet if City will face any further sanctions, UEFA are looking into it and sporting sanctions, namely a Champions League ban, haven’t been ruled out.
Aleksander Ceferin, the president of UEFA, was reelected for another four years today and again name-dropped nouveau riche clubs Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain when asked about FFP.
“PSG and Manchester City are not too big for us [to punish] and we’re not just talking about them,” said Ceferin. “Any club that violates the rules will be punished not by me, but an independent body.”