Ex-Man City advisor sends warning to Pep Guardiola after Everton points deduction
18.11.2023 - 14:21
A former Manchester City financial advisor has warned Pep Guardiola could be relegated due to the precedent set with the Premier League's decision to dock Everton ten points for FFP breaches.
The Toffees were found to have breached the 'profit and sustainability rules' enforced by the Premier League and had overspent by £24m over the past five years. Everton's punishment is record-breaking for the top flight and leaves them floundering in the relegation zone.
Everton's breaches are comparatively minor in comparison to the 115 charges which are currently in front of City. Should the Premier League find the Blues guilty of the complaints against them, former City advisor Stefan Borson is fearful of what this could mean for the club and Chelsea who are also under investigation.
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The Daily Mirror reports him saying: "Without seeing the judgement/award -10 points for Everton feels harsh for a straightforward FFP breach to me. But reinforces that sanctions against City [if proven] and now Chelsea [if charged and admitted on the off-books payments] will be potentially relegation-inducing.
"One thing is for sure, given the scale of this sporting sanction, Chelsea's calculus [in my opinion] that they could breach Premier League P&S [Profit and Sustainability] and just take a fine as a cost of doing business, must be in urgent and immediate reconsideration. The January window may be interesting. Even in the best case, they can no longer rely on being able to convince an Independent Commission to accept their Covid and Sanctions allowances as exceptional adjustments [to the extent that was the plan].
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