Pep Guardiola, manager of Manchester City, expressed his opinion on UEFA president’s role, stating that as a lawyer, the president should first wait and then act as he wishes. Guardiola emphasized the importance of respecting procedures and understanding the right to defend themselves. This statement was reported by the BBC. In a separate interview with Telegraf, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin stated that UEFA was right to punish Manchester City for breaching Financial Fair Play regulations. In February 2020, UEFA penalized Manchester City with a 30 million euro fine and a two-season ban from European competitions. However, in July of the same year, the Court of Arbitration for Sport lifted the suspension due to lack of evidence and the case’s statute of limitations, requiring Manchester City to pay a 10 million euro fine. The Premier League accused City of 115 alleged breaches of financial rules between 2009 and 2018, a period during which the club won the English title on three occasions. Premier League CEO Richard Masters disclosed that a date had been set for a hearing, but he also mentioned in a session with lawmakers earlier this month that he couldn’t reveal the hearing’s schedule.