Everything Pep Guardiola has said about Man City’s Premier League FFP charges

City have been awaiting the verdict of the top flight since February when it was announced these accusations had been levelled at them. However, the topic has been pushed back into the spotlight recently after rivals Everton were sanctioned for an overspend of approximately 20m.

In what some have called a &aposharsh&apos decision, the Premier League opted to deduct ten points from the Toffees which leaves them battling against relegation. It has also led to some wondering what sanctions could face City if they are found guilty of the charges which have been presented.

While we await the outcome, MEN Sport has taken a look at everything Guardiola has said about the charges.

Soon after the Premier League&aposs statement, Guardiola told reporters: “The club proved they were completely innocent. What&aposs happened since Monday is the same as what happened with UEFA.

“We have already been condemned. You have to understand that 19 teams in the Premier League are accusing us without us having the ability to defend.

“We are lucky we live in a marvellous country where everyone is innocent until proven guilty. We didn&apost have this opportunity, we are already sentenced. I am fully convinced we will be [proven] innocent.”

He added: “What&aposs going to happen, I don&apost know. In the other side, personally, I&aposm happy that we are here because like UEFA happened we have the chance to defend our position.

“We have good lawyers but we cannot say UEFA had bad lawyers and the Premier League, supported by 19 teams, are going to take good lawyers. I would have loved to wait and see and time will dictate what will happen. Just in case we are not innocent, we will accept what the judge, the Premier League decide.

“But what happens if in the same situation that UEFA happened, we are innocent? What happens to restore our damage? Because the damage is for one decade.”

Asked about being potentially kicked out of the Premier League, Guardiola joked the Blues would need to bring back icons Paul Dickov and Mike Summerbee before concluding: “The same one happened with UEFA.

“I would say they are more confident, maybe they have more experience and more information. They have a lot of pages that they present to UEFA that they are now introducing against the Premier League. So I said do everyone, continue to do a good job, the players do the job, the doctors, the physios and everyone is going to do the job.”

After his initial defiance, Guardiola turned frustrated in May when he was asked whether he would remain at the club if City were relegated from the Premier League. “I will stay next season. I will stay. When 100 breaches from the Premier League against us, don&apost worry, we will be there,” he responded.

However, he did urge the Premier League to come to a quick resolution on the charges. “What I would like is for the Premier League, or the judges, to make [a decision] as soon as possible,” Guardiola said.

“Maybe we did something wrong, everyone will know it, and if we are like we believe we are, like we have done as a club for many years in the right way, then the people stop talking about that. We would love it tomorrow.

“Hopefully they are not so busy, and judges can see it and listen to both sides, and at the end decide what is the best. Because in the end I know firmly that what we won on the pitch we deserve it, I don&apost have any doubts.”