Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City continue to attract controversy off the pitch for their behind-the-scenes financial dealings, with the club accused by some of unfairly sidestepping financial fair play.
The manager insisted that his side deserved to be at the peak of English football, telling reporters in his pre-match presser that the Cityzens had stuck to the financial rules in place.
Given that FFP has been acknowledged to lack much in the way of teeth when it comes to penalising clubs, one might be inclined to question whether a stricter reading of the rules would yield a different outcome for the league leaders.
You can catch the clip below, courtesy of BBC Sport and @ManchesterisB:
“We deserve this success now like they had decades ago”
I’m sorry, but Bill Shankly didn’t drag this club from the 2nd division to have his legacy used as a justification for sportswashing and financial doping. Enjoy your success now, but don’t act like it’s the same as ours. https://t.co/U95jKd5Vdk
— Bay Area Red (@LFCCurry) February 14, 2022