In an exclusive interview with ESPNsoccernet, City CEO Garry Cook has spoken out over the recent anti-City, anti-Premier League clamour…
Leeds United’s Ken Bates has been one of the chief public complainants in England and Cook responded diplomatically in modern City style to the outspoken former Chelsea supremo’s outcry and the fact that he is taking City to court while Rennes have gone to FIFA:
‘Everything to do with this is under the microscope, call it child trafficking, baby farming, whatever you like, it has opened up a Pandora’s Box, with everyone looking into that box, and clubs like ours are being unfairly pinpointed for all sorts of reasons.
‘We are going through the normal process, we have a dispute, and it will be judged by a tribunal…I would question whether the right course of action is to air this in public, without the public knowing the full facts, which, in truth, should be confined to the tribunal…let’s gather all the facts and then come to a proper decision.’
It’s clear that Cook is riled by all the criticism:
‘At the moment it comes across as the small clubs getting small amounts of money from the big clubs, compared to the amount of money spent by Manchester City in the transfer market. But one thing has nothing to do with the other. I do object to some of the insinuations flying around without anyone having a grasp of the full facts.’
Link: All quotes courtesy ESPNsoccernet
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