Pep Guardiola: FFP allegations won't taint my Manchester City legacy

Pep Guardiola: FFP allegations won't taint my Manchester City legacy

Pep Guardiola: FFP allegations won't taint my Manchester City legacy

"I guess we are going to drop points, because it is nearly impossible if we go ahead in all competitions not to drop points", said the 48-year-old.

Sterling went on to score another two goals by the hour mark to take reigning champions City four points clear at the top of the Premier League ahead of rivals Liverpool's clash with Burnley on Sunday.

"The decisions I make are focused on the next game", Gracia said.

"It is only my second match ball and I want to try and get some more".

"If we have made mistakes we will be punished".

Without disclosing the specifics, the league pointed out that it "has detailed financial regulations and strong rules in the areas of academy player recruitment and third-party ownership".

Uefa announced today that it had opened an investigation into allegations that City breached several FFP rules, including the claim that they manipulated sponsorship income figures to boost their coffers.

"No, absolutely not", he said. We are investigating these matters and will allow Manchester City every opportunity to explain the context and detail surrounding them.

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There have been reports that world governing body Federation Internationale de Football Association is also looking into the issues concerning Academy player recruitment and third-party ownership. Sancho has since joined Borussia Dortmund from City.

City have held a firm stance on the allegations so far, claiming that documents leaked by German outlet Der Spiegel had been hacked and were misinterpreted, whilst insisting that they welcomed the resulting probe from UEFA. City have claimed "the attempt to damage the club's reputation is organised and clear".

"The accusation of financial irregularities are entirely false".

City said they "welcome the opportunity to the opening of a formal UEFA investigation as an opportunity to bring to an end the speculation", following the announcement. "The club's published accounts are full and complete and a matter of legal and regulatory record".

"I think the club made a statement on Thursday and I can't add more than that".

"I don't know what the issue was but I was hoping my goal didn't get cancelled out", he said afterwards.

"What I wish is clarification as quickly as possible, for UEFA to see what we have done".

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