Tottenham’s head coach Jose Mourinho has claimed that the rules of UEFA’s fair play are dead and has described Manchester City’s successful appeal as “disgrace”, which is “the circus that opens the door” for unlimited spending.
The sports arbitration tribunal lifted the city’s two-year ban on European competition on Monday, alleging that the club “did not disguise equity funding,” but did not work with the UEFA authorities between 2012 and 2016 to investigate alleged violations.
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City was fined € 10 million – reduced from the original € 30 million sanction ̵
Mourinho was careful not to suggest whether City was guilty, but when he spoke on Wednesday evening before Spurs’ trip to Newcastle, he launched a devastating attack on a process that didn’t fully relieve the club or finally punish it.
“It’s definitely a shameful decision to make,” he said. “If Man City is not guilty, it is a shame to be punished by a few million. If you are not guilty, you will not be punished. On the other hand, you should be banned if you are guilty. So it is.” a shameful decision. In any case, it is a disaster.
“If you are not guilty, do not pay. I am not saying that Man City is guilty. I am saying that if you are not guilty, you are not paying. You will not be punished, not even with a pound.” I know money is pretty easy for them, but it’s just a principle. Why do you pay 8 to 9 million pounds if you are not guilty? If they are not guilty, the decision is a shame.
“If you are guilty, the decision is also a shame. If you are guilty, you should be excluded from the competition. My criticism does not apply to Manchester City. I do not know whether you are guilty or not. My criticism is for the decision . “
Mourinho spoke about Steve Bruce and the work he did in Newcastle while speaking about a Saudi Arabia-backed takeover: “I am happy that Steve is doing well and I think he will always be there next season will get stronger.
“And I think that next season, without a FFP, maybe a new owner will go there and spend a lot of money, which will give him even better conditions. I really think FFP is gone. So new owners, probably they will get this feeling of the circus to have.” opened the door so let’s go and enjoy it.
“But right now we’re talking about Man City. But in the past, other clubs have been in a similar situation and you know the results. I think it’s better to open the circus door and let everyone enjoy. And go free in, come out, go back in, do it with freedom.
“Spurs is Spurs, and I don’t think Spurs will change his mindset, which is more than right in many ways. I’m happy with the way we think here. And to me, that’s exactly what I think. it will be the end. ” FFP because it makes no sense. And I repeat, and it is the only thing I repeat because it is clear to me that if City is not guilty, the decision is a shame. If City is guilty, the decision is also a shame. “”
Tanguy Ndombele got a punch in training and is undoubtedly facing Newcastle, as is Dele Alli, who still has a thigh problem. Serge Aurier has been given an opportunity to miss the game after his brother’s tragic death in France.