Pep Guardiola signed Manchester City deal three months before official announcement

Pep Guardiola meets his employer Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Javier Tebas, chief executive of Spanish football's top division, has expressed doubts over whether City or PSG will face sanctions because of a tangled web of financial relationships between the clubs and Uefa.

The accusation from Der Spiegel after viewing internal documents is that it was Sheikh Mansour's company, Abu Dhabi United Group, that gave the Rowlands the money "for the purchase of the marketing rights and to pay the players for their marketing appearances". Spend why? Because they need good players.

Guardiola says he trusts the club is being run fairly and professionally and believes City will always have critics unhappy with their level of spending.

That is the incredibly damning assessment of Manchester City from German magazine Der Spiegel in the second instalment of the unmasking of the Premier League champions this week.

La Liga, the Spanish top flight, has said that, if UEFA does not act, it will "launch a complaint with European Union competition authorities".

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Gregory Ioannidis, a leading sports lawyer, told Press Association Sport an investigation was needed.

UEFA said it "cannot comment on specific cases due to confidentiality obligations".

A statement read: 'We will not be providing any comment on out of context materials purported to have been hacked or stolen from City Football Group and Manchester City personnel and associated people.

"I am inside now for the past three years and I would say of course like many, many clubs around the world there is a lot of money, but they are an incredible club. And of course we want to follow the rules, whether UEFA, FIFA or the Premier League", said the Spaniard, who joined City in 2016. I don't know what happened because I am a manager.

Af for the FFP complaints, he stuck to the club's version: "I am part of the club and I support them completely".

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Der Spiegel allege that, under Soriano's leadership, City came up with a scheme that "allowed for numerous operational costs to be shifted either fully or partially away from the club".

"We certainly hope Uefa will take the right decisions and enforce Financial Fair Play rules, but we don't have full confidence that they will".

Guardiola added that City "have to live with" suggestions they have bought their success. "In the end we have to focus on what we have to do on the pitch".

City CEO Ferran Soriano complained in one memo that ECA members were pushing for the UEFA rules - which many thought could curb the rise of Man City and Qatari-owned Paris Saint-Germain.

"After dropping points against Lyon, every game is a final". But my point of view is completely different - we work a lot.

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