Football Insider has been told by ex-Everton chief Keith Wyness that he is “concerned” about a potential “political fix” when Man City face a hearing for their 115 outstanding financial charges.
Ex-CEO raises fears about “governmental interference” in Man City FFP case
Former Everton chief Keith Wyness has insisted he is “concerned” about a potential “political fix” when Man City face a hearing for their 115 outstanding financial charges.
Speaking on the new edition of Football Insider’s Inside Track podcast, the 66-year-old – who served as CEO at Goodison Park between 2004 and 2009 and now runs a football consultancy advising elite clubs – suggested City could benefit from potential “governmental interference”.
Last year, Man City were charged by the Premier League with 115 financial breaches spanning nine seasons – but their case is yet to be heard by an independent commission.
It is believed the treble-winners are not expected to face a verdict on their charges for at least 12 more months – with a hearing set to come later this year.
The UK government have become more and more involved in the regulation of football in recent years and in 2023 introduced legislation for an independent regulator.
Wyness shared his “concern” about potential interference in the process by lawmakers.
He told Football Insider‘s Inside Track podcast: “My biggest worry with Man City is a potential political fix to try and get this resolved.
“Whether the changing of the rules will happen again all of a sudden, and there’ll be a settlement with City – I don’t know.
“I’m concerned about governmental interference on this one – I really am.”
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