Pep Guardiola has gone on a crazy rant in his latest press conference, claiming that his Manchester City side is innocent while also throwing blame on the other Premier League clubs.
The entire footballing world was left in a state of shock when earlier this week, Manchester City were accused of breaching 115 financial rules over a 14-year period.
The investigation began four years ago and is considered one of the biggest scandals in football history.
It has been reported that the head chiefs of the other Premier League clubs held a meeting on Thursday to discuss the possible implications, with all of them levying the harshest punishment.
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Guardiola went on a crazy rant in his Friday press conference, claiming that his side is ‘innocent until proven guilty.’
“My first thought is we’re already being condemned. It’s the same with UEFA, we were already condemned. The club proved we were completely innocent. You know on what side I am,” he said
“We are lucky we live in a country where everyone is innocent until proven guilty. It seems like we have already been sentenced.
“What is going to happen, I don’t know. We think we have good lawyers and I we are going to defend our position. Time will depend what happens. We will see what a judge, the Premier League decides. In the same way with Uefa, we are innocent.”
The Spanish manager then hit out at the other Premier League clubs and their fans.
🗣 “You have to go to all the CEO’s, the Daniel Levy’s, all these kinds of people and ask them.”
Pep Guardiola feels other Premier League clubs have driven the accusations against Man City pic.twitter.com/bQuPeWbFz8
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) February 10, 2023
“It is difficult for me to answer this question. I don’t know. They open a precedent right now,” he said.
“Be careful in the future because many clubs make suggestions and we have been accused. I can have an opinion, but what do fans think? I don’t know. It is obvious the fans want to push us out of the competition.
“They believe we didn’t behave properly.”
The investigation may take up to four years to complete and if found guilty, the Manchester side could face expulsion from the Premier League.