Manchester City ‘plans to offer Pep Guardiola a huge new contract to keep him after next season’s end’ after successfully appealing their two-year ban from Europe
Manchester City will reportedly attempt to convince Pep Guardiola to commit his long-term future to the club after successfully appealing their Champions League ban.
The club’s two-year suspension from UEFA competitions for violating Financial Fair Play rules was overturned Monday morning after the Court of Arbitration for Sport decided in their favor.
After the decision was reversed, City can continue with their overspending to improve their squad and Guardiola will also offer a new contract, according to The mirror.
Manchester City will reportedly try to convince Pep Guardiola to sign a new contract
The two-year suspension from the club’s UEFA competitions was overturned on Monday morning
The initial ban raised concerns at Etihad Stadium that several key players would have walked out if City’s appeal fell on deaf ears, and the question marks also surrounded Guardiola’s future due to uncertainty.
But the triumph for City’s legal representatives in court has allowed the club’s pursuit of more silverware to continue as planned next season.
Guardiola has already entered the final year of his £ 20 million a year contract, but may be tempted to commit again after the ruling.
Sports email understands that any UEFA challenge against overturning the ban is ‘unlikely’ at this stage, and city president Khaldoon Al-Mubarak would now desperately do his best to get Guardiola pens extended.
Guardiola has entered the final year of his deal, but may be tempted to write down new terms
City admitted that they “welcomed” CAS’s decision in a statement after the news was confirmed.
It said: ‘Although Manchester City and its legal advisors have not yet reviewed the full Court of Arbitration for Sport ruling, the club welcomes the implications of the ruling as confirmation of the club’s position and the evidence that it is in a position to was presenting.
“The Club would like to thank the panel members for their dedication and the proper process they have managed.”
The international body came to a decision after discovering that UEFA’s claims were “not established or time-barred.”
The latter means that claims for breaches from 2012 could not be proved because they exceeded the five-year UEFA period.
The initial ban caused City to fear that the key players, and Guardiola, could have walked out
City admitted that they “welcomed” the decision after CAS’s verdict was officially confirmed
The CAS statement stated, “The ruling emphasized that most of the alleged infringements reported by the CFCB’s judicial office had not been established or were time-barred.
Since the charges of unfair concealment of equity financing were clearly more important violations than obstructing the CFCB investigations, it was not appropriate to prohibit participation in Uefa’s club competitions for not participating in Manchester City with the CFCB studies only. ‘
However, the verdict has not fully acquitted City, as the club has violated the UEFA regulation, which instructs all parties to fully cooperate in investigations.
The city was fined £ 8.9 million for impeding the trial.