Guardiola Reacts On Champions League Ban, Says he Trust His People
Guardiola Wary Of Cristiano Ronaldo Threat To Man City’s European Glory Hopes. / AFP PHOTO / Oli SCARFF (Photo credit should read OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images)

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has maintained that the club are not guilty, after UEFA’s Club Financial Control Body (CFCB) alleged that they violated financial rules.

German publication Der Spiegel claimed that City had broken FFP rules, leading to a CFCB investigation.

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However, the CFCB’s adjudicatory chamber will take a final decision, with City likely to face a season-long Champions League ban.

Guardiola, reacting to the allegation, said he trusted the club and the people saying: ”we are innocent today and we’ll see in the future.”

“I said many times I trust the club, the people,” the City boss said ahead of the FA Cup final.

“I know we won the Premier League and just talk about that, I’m sorry if we did something wrong we’ll be banned, but right now I know people are waiting for us to be guilty but we are innocent until proven guilty.

“That’s all around the world, we accept it, I spoke with the chairman, the CEO. I know what they did and I trust them – that’s all.

“I’m not going to answer any more questions, my opinion is clear, everything is what would happen, we are innocent today and we’ll see in the future.

“We are innocent, UEFA is now working with the lawyers. I’m not a lawyer, I don’t know what’s [happening] behind the scenes. I don’t know what will happen but we are innocent.”