Manchester City are going through a rough period as UEFA have imposed a two-year ban on them. They accused the Blues of breaching the Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations. Manchester City have stated that they will take the matter to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Many footballing experts are expecting big stars to leave the team following the ban. Surprisingly, it has been reported that Pep Guardiola will not leave the club in their time of crisis.
Pep Guardiola is in contract with City till the end of the 2020-21 season. The Spaniard has never broken a contract as a manager. Along with Guardiola, Manchester City's winger Raheem Sterling is also expected to stick with the club if the Champions League ban stands. Manchester City have a lot to fight for this season. They have the Champions League itself. Manchester City are up against Real Madrid in their Champions League 2019-20 Round of 16 clash.
"Look, whatever league we are in, I will still be here. Even if they put us in League Two, I will still be here. This is a time for sticking together," Pep Guardiola told Man City players.
Kevin De Bruyne could miss out on up to £3million, if the club fail to overturn their ban:— Man City Xtra (@City_Xtra) February 17, 2020
UCL Qualification: £1.25-1.5M
UCL Winners: £1M
De Bruyne could miss out on at least 10% of his guaranteed wages - including loyalty fee and image rights.
Manchester City's stars could walk away as free agents because the club have fundamentally breached their contracts, according to sports lawyer John Mehrzad.— Bolarinwa Olajide (@iambolar) February 16, 2020