Manchester City's chief executive speaks out after UEFA ban: "The allegations are not true"

19 February 2020

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Photo: PA Images UEFA has imposed a two-year ban from participation in UEFA club competitions starting next season along with a €30 million fine. In a statement released on the club's website, CEO Ferran Soriano (right), said that City's owner has not put money into the club that has not been properly declared.

In a statement released on the club's website, the club's chief executive, Ferran Soriano, said that City's owner has not put money into the club that has not been properly declared.

The club did cooperate with UEFA in the process, according to Soriano, despite the body saying otherwise.

"This seems to be less about justice and more about politics," Soriano said.

He also confirmed the club are going to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

Five days after the news that shook the football world, Manchester City have broken the silence by releasing a statement by the club's chief executive, Ferran Soriano, who says UEFA's findings that the club committed "serious breaches" of the Financial Fair Play (FFP) Regulations "are not true".

The most important thing I have to say today is that the allegations are not true

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