Roberto Mancini breaks silence on Man City Premier League charges

Former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini says no one has been in contact with him regarding the Premier League charges facing his former employers.

City were indicted last month on charges relating to numerous allegations of financial breaches made between the 2009/10 and 2017/18 seasons. They included allegations that City had not ‘included full details of manager’s remuneration in their relevant contracts with their manager’, between the 2009/10 and 2012/13 seasons.

This stretches back to when Mancini was manager and City won the Premier League, FA Cup and Community Shield. Now Italy’s head coach, the 58-year-old said he did not expect anyone to contact him regarding the charges against the Blues.

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“No, no one has contacted or called me. I don’t think anyone will contact me,” he said. “I have paid my taxes and everything is in order, so I don’t think anyone will contact me.”

Following the charges brought against them, City claimed they were surprised by the Premier League’s decision. A club statement said: “Manchester City Football Club is surprised by the issuance of these alleged breaches of Premier League rules, particularly given the extensive engagement and wealth of detailed materials that have been provided to the EPL.

“The club welcomes the review of this matter by an independent commission, to impartially consider the full body of irrefutable evidence that exists in support of their position. As such, we hope this matter is settled once and for all “.

Five current City players could play for the Three Lions on Thursday against Mancini’s Italy team with John Stones, Kyle Walker, Kalvin Phillips, Phil Foden and Jack Grealish all in the England squad.


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