Despite the fact that the resolution of the Premier League investigation into Manchester City, announced last February for breaking several financial rules, may be extended for the next four years, it is still very present in the day-to-day life of the team. mancunian. So much so that now they are the citizens who have gone from defense to attack. “Manchester City has filed legal appeals against the 115 Premier League charges for alleged breaches of the rules, disputing the legality of the investigation and the involvement of the lawyer in charge of the disciplinary process”reports the British newspaper Times. And it is that these challenges could further delay the resolution of the case.
On the one hand, Manchester City, which has hired a strong legal team to deal with the investigation and the Premier League charges and is willing to go to the Supreme Court to fight the accusations, understands that “should not apply to investigations into alleged breaches of the rules before that date”, since, as this medium adds, “there have been several changes in the Premier League regulations in recent seasons.” Guidelines such as, for example, that “People are obliged to provide information and documents when requested”.
In addition, “The club has questioned the involvement of Murray Rosen KC, the head of the Premier League’s independent judicial panel.”. This lawyer is in charge of appointing the president of the Disciplinary Commission, who will determine the sanction of the group citizen. According to the rules, Murray Rosen KC can name himself, and what Manchester City denounces now is that, as the Times, Rosen’s profile on his law firm’s website states that he is “a member of MCC and Arsenal FC”. That is to say, the Mancunians do not want to be prosecuted by a fan of the team that has been their rival for the league title in 2022/2023.