Manchester City and the Premier League have scheduled an initial trial date for late Autumn 2024 as they prepare to confront each other over 115 allegations against the reigning European champions.
Following an extensive investigation, the Premier League leveled a series of financial breach charges against City, spanning back to the 2009/10 season—an assertion that City has consistently denied and is committed to challenging.
The football community has been eagerly anticipating the next phase of the legal proceedings. According to the Daily Mail, the clash between City and the Premier League in court to address the allegations is anticipated in late 2024.
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A resolution to the entire saga is not foreseen until the latter part of the 2024/25 campaign. Furthermore, any potential appeal of the final verdict could extend the timeline even further.
It is claimed that the investigation is currently at the stage of collecting witness statements, with plenty of work to do before the case arrives in court.
Many have questioned the speed of the Premier League’s case against City, considering Everton were punished for Financial Fair Play violations earlier this month after being charged in March 2023, one month after the allegations against City were made public.
Everton were handed a 10-point deduction for one breach of financial rules, and that verdict has led many to hypothesise about the extent of any punishment for City after 115 potential breaches.
City boss Pep Guardiola, who has insisted the two cases cannot be compared, recently vowed to remain with the Cityzens even if they were given such a points deduction and ended up in League One as a result.