Expected punishment for Man City if found guilty of Premier League charges revealed

The hearing into City’s 115 Premier League charges is set to begin in November.

The expected outcome in the event Manchester City are found guilty of their 115 Premier League charges has been revealed.

City are alleged to breached the Premier League’s regulations over a period of nine seasons between 2009/10 and 2017/18.

They were charged following a four-year investigation from the Premier League into the Etihad club.

City were charged with breaching the league’s profitability and sustainability regulations (PSR), failing to provide accurate and up-to-date financial information and also failing to co-operate with the Premier League’s investigation.

City have denied any wrongdoing relating to the 115 charges.

The story, arguably the biggest in the history of the Premier League, has led to a number of reports on what the possible ramifications might be if City are found guilty by an independent commission at a hearing, set to begin in November.

Potential relegation from the Premier League or even expulsion from the Football League on the whole has been touted, while some have speculated about the possibility of City being stripped of their three Premier League titles won in the period.

A report last year claimed the other members of the Premier League’s ‘Big Six’, meaning Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham, have demanded the harshest punishment is imposed on City if the club is found guilty.

Speaking last year, Sky Sports reporter Kaveh Solhekol said City could face a points deduction if found guilty but deemed relegation from the league an unlikely punishment.

“According to Premier League rules, it can be a points deduction or even the threat of expulsion from the Premier League, although I think that would be an extreme punishment,” wrote Solhekol.

“But, if it was a points deduction, it would be a deduction that would be in the current season, so if they were found guilty in a future season, that’s when the points deduction would be applied.”

Meanwhile, The Times also claim that City are at risk of being relegated if found guilty, while the club’s owners could be handed massive fines if the outcome of November’s hearing goes against them.

On Tuesday, The Times reported that City have taken legal action against the Premier League over Associated Party Transaction (APT) rules.

From next week, there will be a two-week private arbitration hearing during which City will look to put forward their case for the APT regulations to be halted.

APT rules were first introduced back in 2021 after Newcastle United were bought by a Saudi Arabia-led consortium.

The regulations state that all commercial deals have to be independently assessed to be of ‘fair market value’.

It is claimed that the outcome of the APT hearing could have an impact on the separate hearing into City’s 115 charges.

KS Analysis has contacted Manchester City for comment. The Premier League has declined to comment.

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