According to a report from the Daily Mirror, after we found out City’s appeal will be heard between June 8 and June 10, it’s now been revealed that the Sky Blues will not find out the result of the hearing for ‘up to two months‘ – delivering a blow in the form of a lengthy wait.
Will City win their CAS appeal?
Indeed, after the Sky Blues were found to have committed ‘serious breaches‘ stretching back to between 2012 and 2016, the club immediately got to work on an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport – citing the fact that this punishment was ‘initiated by UEFA, prosecuted by UEFA and judged by UEFA‘.
The club have labelled the investigation in past statements as ‘flawed’ and ‘prejudicial’, with an appeal being lodged over UEFA’s head and the hearing set to take place next week.
However, as per this revelation from the Mirror, City will have to wait up to two months to hear the result of the club’s appeal – potentially giving supporters an anxious wait for CAS’ judgement.
Ferran Soriano, the Sky Blues’ chief executive, has already declared his desire for an ‘early resolution’ but it appears he, like the club and fan base alike, will have to be patient.
UEFA and City apparently want the decision to be announced before next season’s Champions League group stage draw, but it’s unclear whether we will hear the result in time given this latest rumour.