Man City To Play In League Two After Champions League Ban?

Man City To Play In League Two After Champions League Ban?

Manchester City could potentially be forced to play in League Two after Champions League ban.

It was announced on Friday night that City had been barred from the Champions League and Europa League for the next seasons for breaching Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations.

The Citizens have confirmed they will appeal the decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, which could prove a lengthy process, but that hasn't stopped everyone from speculating on the permutations.

It could help the likes of Tottenham Hotspur or even Sheffield United into the Champions League places this season, while Everton or Arsenal could make a late Europa League charge.

High-level sources have claimed that the Premier League will now plot their own response to the ‘serious breaches' and that could manifest itself in the form of a points deduction.

However, one of the most eye-brow raising points raised in the report explained how City could technically be dumped in League Two by way of a possible Premier League expulsion.

While unlikely, England's top division does have the power to expel teams and it was recently ruled that any such club would have to start rebuilding in the fourth tier.

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But it goes without saying that this possibility seems highly unlikely.

This article was most recently revised and updated 4 years ago