- In February Man City were excluded from European competitions for two seasons for serious Financial Fair Play breaches and fined £25m.
- City have launched an appeal against the decision and are widely expected to ask for the verdict to be put on hold until the appeal is heard.
- Which means Pep's team will be able to play in next season's Champions League.
- This doesn't sit right with the top half of the Premier League, all of whom, excluding Sheffield and City themselves, launched a bid to see City excluded from the CL nest season regardless, according to The Daily Mail.
The Citizens were banned from the CL for two years and fined £25m by the UEFA for serious Financial Fair Play breaches and have appealed the decision.
However, it is not uncommon to ask for the verdict to be put on hold while the appeal is heard (which, in this case, can happen some time around next January) and that means City will be able to play in next season's European campaign.
It's something other top clubs have a big issue with, The Daily Mail reveals. Each club from the top 10 (excluding Sheffield United and Man City themselves) have written to a private law firm to ask CAS for the verdict to kick in immediately.
There is a fear among the group that Man City's appeal will be satisfied and Pep's team will miss no European footy whatsoever if the current verdict is on hold until January.
Here's what one source close to the entire situation said: "The feeling is that enough is enough. For too long, City have been able to get away with breaching the rules at the expense of at least one other club that has been unable to get into the Champions League.
"The fear is that they will be able to delay any punishment and — should they win the appeal — get off scot-free, which would be outrageous."
We have to say this is quite unprecedented and we are not even sure if such a group 'complaint' for lack of a better word, will hold any legal sway. It does demonstrate that most of the Premier League have had enough of City though.