Guardiola commits future to Manchester City despite ban

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola promises he will serve out his contract despite his team’s two-year ban from the Champions League.

The Union of Football Associations (UEFA) announced a two-year ban and a £25m fine against Manchester City on Friday (Feb 14) for allegedly breaching Financial Fair Play rules. City immediately refuted the ruling and confirmed that they will appeal the decision through the Court of Arbitration for Sports.

The ban against the defending  Premier league champions is set to take effect next season. However, the appeal could take several months and could therefore mean difficulty for the clubs transfer plans in the summer window. The reigning Premier League Champions have expressed confidence that the decision will be overturned.

There has been wide speculations that the punishment handed to Man city would lead to Guardiola’s early departure, but sources say that he has no plans to end his time prematurely at Etihad Stadium.