- Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and Wolves were among the nine Premier League clubs that wanted Manchester City's UCL ban to remain
- City were set to miss out on the Champions League over alleged breach of financial fair play rules
- The Manchester club however successfully appealed the decision in June
The Court of Arbitration for Sport has released a list of teams which strongly pushed for the banning of Manchester City from the Champions League over an alleged breach of financial fair play rules.
The Citizens were hit with a devastating two-year ban from the lucrative Europe’s elite competition and slapped with a huge fine earlier in the year over what was initially termed as "serious breaches" related to licencing and financial fair play.
Leaked information suggested that City deliberately concealed crucial information on a number of their investments going into the club.
Guardiola’s side however successfully overturned the ruling in June, and are set to feature in the Champions League next season after finishing the Premier League season in second place.
While the outgoing Premier League champions “welcomed” the move to overturn the ban, it has now emerged that quite a number of high-profile managers were strongly against City featuring in the Champions League next season.
This is according to a 93-page report released by CAS on Tuesday, July 28, which detailed the arrival of the decision to overturn the ruling.
In the report, at last nine Premier League sides are highlighted who were strongly gunning to have Manchester City ousted from the Champions League.
These included City’s fierce rivals Manchester United and Liverpool.
Arsenal, Burnley, Chelsea, Leicester, Newcastle, Tottenham, and Wolves were also among teams who were against overturning the ban.
Notably most of these sides are those who were in genuine contention for Champions League football throughout the 2019/2020 campaign.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Man City's two-year Champions League ban had been overturned and the Citizens are eligible to compete in next season's competition.
Pep Guardiola's side were previously handed a two-season ban to compete in Europe after they were found guilty of transfer irregularities.
The Etihad outfit immediately appealed the ban and it has now been lifted as the Premier League giants will compete in next season's competition.
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