The Court of Arbitration for Sport (TAS) announced on Monday that it was lifting the penalty on Manchester City for failing to comply with the Financial Fair Play and will be able to play the Champions League next year. Pep Guardiola and his staff met to see the news together. Manel Estiarte posted an image on her Instagram profile celebrating the lifting of the sanction.
The former water polo player, now part of Guardiola’s coaching staff at City, He uploaded a selfie to social networks with a brief message: «Yes!». Along with him appeared in the snapshot Txiki Begiristain, director of soccer of the entity, and coach Pep Guardiola among others. In the background they have the news of the British chain Sky Sports, at the time they announce that the Premier runner-up will be able to compete in the next edition of the Champions League.
The photograph went viral in a matter of minutes and Estiarte deleted it shortly after uploading it, after seeing the route that the celebration of the technical staff of the City had had after learning that the TAS had ruled in their favor. Of course, they have been fined 10 million euros for not collaborating in the investigation.
Said economic sanction is nothing compared to the losses that would not be able to participate in the Champions League next year, not counting the departure of stars that would occur in case of not playing the maximum European competition.