LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)-Pep Guardiola has begged for a speedy resolution to the allegations that Man City broke Premier League financial regulations, but he has also vowed to remain as manager regardless of the outcome of the probe.
The Premier League submitted Man City’s case to an independent commission in February after the club was accused of more than 100 financial rule violations stretching from 2009/10 to 2017/18, but the club categorically denies the accusations.
Moreover, Man City has won the title in five of the last six seasons.
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When the allegations surfaced, Guardiola was adamant that City were innocent and declared that the team had already been “condemned,” allaying any concerns that he could be tempted to quit the Etihad.
The City manager has reiterated his desire to remain in post and says the club “want to defend our principles”.
“I will stay next season,” Guardiola said ahead of Wednesday’s trip to Brighton – live on Sky Sports.
“I will stay. When 100 breaches from the Premier League against us, don’t worry, we will be there.”
The charges threw an embarrassing shade over his team’s championship celebrations, but Guardiola wants a decision made promptly “for the benefit of everyone” despite reports that the process may drag on for years.