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Manchester City reporter reveals mood inside Etihad Stadium offices amid Premier League charges



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The mood within the Etihad Stadium amid the ongoing issues and charges by the Premier League is one of ‘calm’, according to Manchester City expert Jack Gaughan.

The latest inside into the club comes 24 hours after Premier League CEO Richard Masters spoke in front of MPs regarding the situation at Manchester City, specifically on how a date has been set for a hearing between the two sides.

Masters said on Tuesday morning, “The volume and character of the charges laid before Manchester City, which I obviously cannot talk about at all, are being heard in a completely different environment.

“There is a date set for that proceeding. Unfortunately, I can’t tell you when that is but it is progressing.”

But what is the view from within Manchester City, and just how are those within the football club coping amidst the ongoing allegations made against the organisation, as we approach the one year anniversary since the charges were first placed on the Premier League champions.

Speaking during MailSport’s Manchester City Q&A on Wednesday afternoon, reporter Jack Gaughan was asked to offer an insight into the mood around the football club amid the ongoing Premier League issues related to their 115 charges.

“The general mood around City is quite calm now,” Gaughan revealed.

“The week during which they were charged was fraught in the offices, and people needed reassuring of their jobs through conversations with line managers down from chief executive Ferran Soriano.”

He continued, “That subsided fairly quickly and it’s just a waiting game. Employees are told that the club are robustly defending their corner and, given what happened at CAS following the UEFA judgement, they seem confident that they will do just that.”

The Premier League first charged Manchester City back in February 2023 with more than 100 breaches of its financial rules following a four-year investigation, also accusing the club of not co-operating since the investigation started in December 2018.

Manchester City themselves responded strongly by firmly stating that they were “surprised” by the charges and are supported by a “body of irrefutable evidence”.