Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is confident the club will not receive a Champions League ban despite a UEFA investigation into a possible contravention of Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules.
An independent investigation was opened by European football’s governing body into the Premier League champions following allegations published in German magazine Der Spiegel and reports claim City could be banned from the competition if FFP rules have been flouted.
“We will not be banned, no,” Guardiola told a news conference ahead of City’s clash with Chelsea on Saturday. “That’s what I think because I trust in my chairman, [Khaldoon Al-Mubarak] with my CEO, [Ferran Soriano] what they have explained to me.
“I trust in them. If it happens, because UEFA decide that, we will accept it and move forward.”