Manchester City believe boss Pep Guardiola will leave the club before they discover their punishment for breaches of Premier League rules, it has been claimed.
The reigning top-flight champions were hit by more than 100 charges by the Premier League on Monday, covering a 14-year period.
The process is expected to take several years, with appeals likely from both sides, whatever the outcome of the independent commission.
But whatever punishment City are dealt, the club do not believe that Guardiola will be around to deal with it.
That is not to say that City expect Guardiola to resign over the charges but, it is said that the club feel it is a case of ‘business of usual’.
They believe that it will take years to resolve with both themselves and the Premier League fighting hard.
That ban was later overturned by the Court of Arbritration for Sport, with Guardiola having vigorously defended the club.
“Why did I defend the club and the people?
When they are accused of something I ask them: ‘Tell me about that.’ They explain and I believe them,” Guardiola said last May.
I put my faith in you because I believe you 100% from day one and I defend the club because of that.’
It’s not about winning the Champions League and the Premier League, we want to do well for our people and our fans.”
He’s joining PSG next 🤩🤩