KHALDOON AL MUBARAK admits 115 cheating allegations against Manchester City have cast a shadow over historic treble.
Prem chiefs accused the club of violating Financial Fair Play rules for nine seasons.
Chairman Khaldoon said: “It’s very frustrating because it takes so much of the great work that’s being done at this club, not just on the football pitch.”
“What these players have achieved this year, the treble, is unbelievable.”
“I hope people judge her for her football and performance on the pitch. That’s the reality.”
In February, following a four-year Premier League investigation, City were accused of a series of breaches of financial rules between 2009 and 2018.
These included concealing the club’s true source of funding, disclosing only part of the salaries of the players and former coach Roberto Mancini, and deliberately obstructing the investigation since it was launched in December 2018.
The case is likely to drag on for up to FOUR YEARS, but City – who could face banishment from the league – have staunchly denied any wrongdoing.
Khaldoon says he has a clear opinion on the Premier League’s decision to bring charges against his club but limits what he can say for “legal reasons”.
He added: “I’ll give you my very clear opinion, I promise you that.”
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“But unfortunately I will be very reserved today.”
City secured English football’s first treble since Manchester United in 1999 by beating Inter Milan 1-0 in the Champions League final.
And Khaldoon revealed that in their first conversation, Erling Haaland promised to ensure EM glory.
The 22-year-old Norwegian scored 52 goals in a sensational first season after joining from Borussia Dortmund for £51.4million.
Khaldoon added: “After signing the contract, he said, ‘Mr Chairman, I will win the Champions League for you’.”
“It’s really a testament to his greatness. The frightening thing is that for him this is just the beginning.”