Manchester City and the Premier League have reportedly agreed a date for the trial of the club for breaching the Premier League’s Financial Fairplay rules. The European champions were charged by the Premier League in February this year after a lengthy investigation. Manchester City released a statement following the announcement welcoming the chance to clear the club’s name and put the matter to rest once and for all.
Mike Keegan of the Daily Mail reports that the trial is set to begin in late autumn of 2024. He further reports that a verdict isn’t expected to be found until the summer of 2025. In addition, Keegan reports that any delays could push the hearing back further. Furthermore, Keegan adds that the investigation is currently gathering witness statements which is expected to take until next spring.
📅 Date pencilled in for Premier League v Manchester City
🔵 Trial expected late autumn next year
🗒️Witness statements currently being gathered
👨⚖️ Verdict could be end of 24/25 season
— Mike Keegan (@MikeKeegan_DM) November 30, 2023
Manchester City faces 115 charges over alleged breaches of the Premier League’s Financial Fairplay rules. The breaches allegedly occurred during the period between the 2009/10 season and the 2017/18 seasons. The matter will be heard by an independent panel after the Premier League charged Manchester City.
The Premier League’s case against City has been a hot topic since Everton was found guilty of breaching the Premier League’s Financial Fairplay rules. Everton were subsequently docked 10 points as punishment for being found guilty.
It does appear that a resolution to Manchester City vs the Premier League could be on the horizon. While it could be possibly another 18 months to two years away it does appear that an ending is in sight on the matter.