Premier League chief gives update on Man City 115 FFP charges hearing amid Liverpool wait

Jack Grealish kisses the Premier League trophy during the Premier League match between Manchester City and West Ham United at Etihad Stadium.

Premier League chief executive Richard Masters has given the latest on a hearing for Manchester City over their 115 charges by the Premier League.

The club made history on Sunday afternoon by lifting the league title for the fourth consecutive year after a 3-1 win over West Ham United on the final day. Liverpool were one of the teams challenging before a slip-up saw them fall behind with Arsenal, their closest rivals.

The latest title does come with charges hanging over City. They have allegedly broken the Premier League financial rules 115 times and could face some major punishments if found guilty.

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Other clubs, such as Everton and Nottingham Forest, have already been found guilty of breaches of their own and were given points deductions this season. Newly promoted Leicester City also face a hearing after being charged earlier this year.

But the complex nature of the Man City case means that it has dragged out a lot longer than the others. Masters has, however, now confirmed that a date has been set for the hearing.

"All we have said is that a date has been set for the hearing," he told the Times. "We haven't said when that is. Our rulebook requires these commissions to be held in private, and everything to be confidential."

It is reported that it will take place in October or November, but a verdict won’t be confirmed until next summer. It will be over two years since the charges were brought against the club.

If found guilty, Man City could potentially be stripped of their titles as a punishment, as well as relegated from the Premier League. If that’s the case, then Liverpool could, in theory, be retrospectively awarded the titles for the 2021/22 and 2018/19 seasons when they finished second behind Pep Guardiola’s team.

It all leads to several teams looking at the situation with interest. It seems that they will have a while longer to wait before any solid conclusion is reached.