Manchester City have learned when they can expect to understand a clear verdict around their 115 Premier League charges, a new report has detailed.
It is just under one year since the Premier League charged the Etihad Stadium club with more than 100 breaches of its financial rules following a four-year investigation, referring City to an independent commission over alleged rule breaches between 2009 and 2018.
English top-flight chiefs accused Manchester City of not co-operating since the investigation started in December 2018, while Etihad bosses responded stating that they were “surprised” by the charges and are supported by a “body of irrefutable evidence”.
However, with no progress having been made publicly since the charges were first issued in February 2023 and sanction having been struck upon the likes of Everton and Nottingham Forest since, some supporters are beginning to get agitated over a lack of progress.
According to a new report from Football Insider’s Pete O’Rourke, Manchester City can expect to learn the verdict of their alleged 115 Premier League rule breaches in 2025, with a hearing, held by an independent commission, scheduled for later this year.
Speaking during a recent public appearance, Premier League CEO Richard Masters admitted that he can personally understand the frustration some supporters may have concerning Manchester City, but insisted that progress is being made in the background.
“I can (understand) but they are very different charges,” Masters told the Culture, Media and Sport (CMS) committee earlier this month. “If any club, the current champions or otherwise, had been found in breach of the spending rules, they would be in exactly the same position as Everton or Nottingham Forest.”
Masters continued, “But 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.”
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