Jamie Carragher says Man City could ‘end up in the National League North’ over 115 Financial Fair Play charges
Man City face 115 charges over FFP.
Jamie Carragher has suggested that English champions Manchester City could end up all the way down in the National League North ‘if the Premier League get their way’ in relation to the club’s 115 charges over FFP.
The Liverpool legend made the comment after it emerged on Wednesday that Everton are facing a 12-point deduction as the Premier League recommend a severe punishment for the club’s failure to stick to Financial Fair Play rules.
While the Toffees are facing just one charge, Pep Guardiola’s side are facing 115 alleged breaches and Carragher has indicated that City could end up in non-league and join the sixth tier of English football – two levels below League Two.
‘The PL (Premier League) want a 12 point deduction for Everton for one charge,’ Carragher posted on Twitter.
‘Man City are going to end up in the National League North if the PL get their way!
‘Unbelievable the amount of stories that come out about Everton’s situation, but Man City’s, which has 114 more charges [and] has gone on for much longer, has gone very quiet.’
The Premier League charged City under Rule W.82.1 – the same rule that Everton are also alleged to have breached – although both clubs have strongly denied any wrongdoing and have vowed to fight against any potential punishments.
Following a four-year investigation, the Premier League accused City of breaching rules requiring them to provide ‘accurate financial information that gives a true and fair view of the club’s financial position’.
This information covered club revenue, sponsorship income and operating costs, with further breaches relating to details surrounding player and manager remuneration between 2009 and 2018.
The Premier League also accused City of failing to cooperate and assist with the Financial Fair Play investigation.