Ahead of this season’s ‘treble’ (League + Champions League + FA Cup), Pep Guardiola has confirmed that he will remain at Manchester City. City have been accused of financial fair play (FFP) violations by the English Premier League (EPL) secretariat, but Pep’s faith hasn’t changed.
A great dynasty was born. If Manchester United had a “dynasty” during the Alex Ferguson era, it’s certainly a City dynasty since Guardiola’s arrival in 2016. Guardiola has won a whopping five titles in seven seasons, most notably completing the ‘Domestic Treble’ in 2018-19.안전놀이터
Now it’s time for a real treble. Currently, City is facing an FA Cup final against Manchester United and a Champions League final against Inter Milan. Given City’s objective dominance, the odds are stacked in their favor for a “treble,” and if they pull it off, they’ll become the greatest team of all time.
However, there is only one problem: FFP violations. In February, the EPL Secretariat announced in an official statement that “the EPL Secretariat has charged City with an FFP violation.” The charges are huge. The scale of the charge is staggering. According to Martin Ziegler, a reporter for The Times, the club is facing more than 100 allegations between 2009 and 2018.
This is a serious matter that could lead to a league ban. If all of the current charges are proven, there’s a good chance they’ll be accompanied by severe penalties, such as points deductions and league bans. If sanctions are imposed for each season separately, it is possible that all of the glorious league titles of the 2010s could be wiped out, according to reports in England.
“I defended the club because I believed in them 100% from day one,” Guardiola said at the time, “I said, ‘If you lie to me, I won’t be here, I won’t move from this position. I can assure you. I want to stay here more than ever,” he said.
The faith remained. According to European soccer expert Fabrizio Romano, Guardiola said, “There is no doubt. I’m staying at Man City. I will be at City next season and I have never thought about leaving the club. I will definitely stay here. The EPL secretariat has brought charges against us, but don’t worry. We will be in the EPL, and all I want is for the EPL to make a decision quickly. Because if we did something wrong, everyone will know.”