Man City 'Expect' Pep To Leave Before Verdict

Pep Guardiola
Pep Guardiola

With Manchester City currently being investigated for breaching financial rules over the past nine years, reports claim that Pep Guardiola may no longer be manager of the club once the judgement is made.

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The Premier League have been conducting a four-year investigation into the Citizens and has found the Mancunian club to have been in violation of over 100 rules pertaining to their finances.

An independent commission is currently investigating the validity of the accusations laid in front of them, as they look into whether further punishment is required to be handed out to the club.

In the past, Guardiola made it known that he would leave the Etihad Stadium if it was revealed that the Sky Blues had not been honest about their financial dealings, claiming: "I said to them: 'If you lie to me, the day after I am not here. I will be out and I will not be your friend any more. I put my faith in you because I believe you 100% from day one and I defend the club because of that’."

However, Guardiola may no longer be City manager once a decision has been reached over the club’s alleged financial breaches as the process is expected to take several years to reach a definitive conclusion.

Despite recently signing a contract extension with the eight-time Premier League champions, according to The Athletic, it is unlikely that the 52-year-old tactician will see out what is expected to be a drawn-out saga.

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The same report does suggest that former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss is not expected to resign over the recent charges placed against them but the club will be wary of Guardiola’s stance.

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