Jose Mourinho is unlikely to be shocked by Manchester City being charged with over 100 financial fair play breaches given his comments about their spending sprees previously.
The Premier League released an announcement on Monday that exposed that that they had charged City with over 100 financial breaches following a four-year investigation. The costs, that are spread across a nine-year period, have now been passed on and an independent investigation is ready to get underway.
The statement got here as a surprise to City, who’re keen to place the matter ‘to bed’. Though it won’t have shocked Mourinho, who addressed the spending of the Etihad Stadium outfit during his time at Manchester United and conceded that his side wouldn’t have the opportunity to compete on the very top level at the moment on account of their financial limitations compared to their rivals.
Speaking during a Red Devils press conference in 2017, he explained: “You’re thinking that the club can put here now £600 million and let’s buy six players of £100 million? The club cannot do this. I cannot expect the club to try this, so it’s not critical and you’ll be able to see how the market is, especially with the highest teams.
“Can we buy six or seven players at the identical time? Can we invest £600-700 million? No. So, it’s difficult. I feel the last years, the market is getting in such a direction otherwise you belong to one in all these clubs where there is no such thing as a limit and you only buy what you would like and there is no such thing as a limit, there is no such thing as a financial fair play, there’s nothing, you do what you would like – or it’s hard.”
Mourinho then directly addressed City’s spending, hinting that their spending somewhat guarantees success as they will replace players immediately, continuing: “But, , without taking any credit away from Manchester City and Pep [Guardiola], and his staff, and the players, they obviously have a number of credit in what they’re doing.