Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho insists Manchester City got off lightly following a breach of UEFA Financial Fair Play rules, Mail Online reports.
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The 2013-14 Premier League champions were fined £49m and handed a spending cap after not complying with FFP regulations last season but Mourinho believes the punishment was not severe enough and went as far to suggest that they were fortunate not to be docked points:
“When Manchester City pays off 50 millions of fine because they exceeded the FFP, I think it’s unfair. FFP should be fulfilled and that’s it. Clubs should be punished with loss of points.” he told reporters (via Mail Online)
The champions-elect have spent a fortune since being taken over by Roman Abramovich 11 years ago but in the last two seasons with the threat of FFP hanging over their heads they have found a way to get round the rules by making a huge profit in their transfer sales.
The departures of David Luiz, Kevin de Bruyne and Juan Mata brought in well over £100million and funded moves for Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas last summer.
The Blues boss went on to add that the club will continue make the best of their resources:
“I feel really well about that. It forces us to be better, to manage better our resources, to live with what we create.”
“It forces us to think more. We have to sell in order to buy, to be aware of what you sell and what you buy.” he concluded.