It seems that the two-year UEFA ban and €30 million fine for breaching Financial Fair Play rules does not scare Manchester City at all, as they are confident that their appeal will succeed and able to play Champions League football next season.
While the appeal process will take awhile, the confidence displayed by Man City’s board prompted Pep Guardiola to stay, at least until the end of his contract next season.
Sources from various report also said Pep has no plans to leave Man City abruptly in the summer.
Man City also reassure players in a team meeting that they are still in contention to play Champions League.
At the moment, Guardiola and director of football Txiki Begiristain were set to bring in a number of new signings after they were 25 points behind leaders Liverpool this season, as they prepare to celebrate their first league title in 30 years.
Guardiola is determined to win the Champions League for Man City this season, and it could be his last chance if the ban is upheld.
The last time Guardiola lifted the Champions League was back in 2011, beating Man United 3-1 in the final at Wembley.
City face 13-times winners Real Madrid in the round of 16 later this month.