Guardiola quote about quitting Man City resurfaces after club 'breaks financial rules'

Guardiola quote about quitting Man City resurfaces after club 'breaks financial rules'
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Quotes from Pep Guardiola have resurfaced following the news that Manchester City have been charged by the Premier League for breaking financial rules.

A statement from the league alleges that there were more than 100 breaches of the rules over nine seasons between 2009 and 2018, following a four-year investigation into the club.

Now, people are going back to an interview given by him last year following the revelations.

Back in 2022, the manager - who joined the club in 2016 - said he was prepared to quit if he had been lied to about rule breaches and if City were found to be guilty.

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“When they are accused of something I ask them: ‘Tell me about that’,” he said back in May.

“They explain and I believe them. I said to them: ‘If you lie to me, the day after I am not here’. I will be out and I will not be your friend anymore.”

He went on to say at the time: “I put my faith in you because I believe you 100 per cent from day one and I defend the club because of that. When you put something here [sponsor] it’s overpaid, but other [clubs] the money comes from the USA but the money is correct, even if it’s higher.

"We have to deal with that, we have to fight with that. As always, I am a big fan to support this organisation, no doubt.”

Guardiola went on to say: “It’s a situation in 2012 or 2013, I was still in Barcelona, most of the people running that are not here now, but of course I would not like it.

“What I like is to represent a club who do things properly [and] well. It’s not about winning the Champions League and the Premier League, we want to do well for our people and our fans.”

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