Any immediate resolution in Manchester City’s fate in relation to UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rules may have hit a roadblock on Thursday as news broke that the head of the enquiry has died.
UEFA appointed former Belgium Prime Minister Jean-Luc Dehaene to lead the panel investigating club accounts.
At 73-years-old, Dehaene passed away on Thursday. Dehaene, who had been diagnosed with cancer earlier this year, died following a fall in France, media reports said.
Dehaene’s passing may help Man City fans understand why the ruling in the club’s FFP status has yet to be concluded. Only on Wednesday the Guardian reported:
Manchester City have not yet reached a settlement with Uefa over the proposed sanctions they face for breaking financial fair play rules.
Uefa had hoped that Manchester City would agree to a fine of €60m (£49m) and restrictions on their European squad by the end of last week and had issued a “take it or leave it” offer over the weekend.
But the Manchester club… have yet to settle with Uefa.