Manchester City have every right to feel confident as Premier League hearing looms

Manchester City have every right to feel confident as their long-awaited Premier League hearing looms. Premier League CEO Richard Masters yesterday revealed that a date has been set for the club’s hearing on the alleged 115 FFP breaches.

Jack Gaughan has revealed that the treble winners are confident of winning the case. Gaughan wrote when asked about the club’s position on the impending hearing when asked during a Q&A segment published by the Daily Mail: “The general mood around City is quite calm now.

The week during which they were charged was fraught in the offices. People needed reassuring of their jobs through conversations with line managers down from chief executive Ferran Soriano.

That subsided fairly quickly and it’s just a waiting game. Employees are told that the club are robustly defending their corner. Given what happened at CAS following the UEFA judgement, they seem confident that they will do just that.”

Manchester City have been down this road before. The club emerged successful when the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) overturned UEFA’s decision to issue the club a two-year ban from UEFA competitions in February 2020. The decision was overturned by CAS in July 2020.

The treble winners have long denied the Premier League’s charges. They have been steadfast in their belief that the evidence in the club’s possession will clear Manchester City’s name. A date for the hearing hasn’t been confirmed at this stage. But the fact it is on the horizon means an ending to the ongoing saga is imminent.

Based on previous events Manchester City has every right to be confident in clearing their name. They have been successful in the legal domain before and if the evidence is irrefutable there’s no reason to believe that the club won’t be again.

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