Mourinho – strip points or titles for FFP breaches

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has called on UEFA to deduct points and strip titles of clubs that are found to be in breach of Financial Fair Play rules, the Telegraph has reported.

Manchester City were found to be guilty of breaching the new FFP rules and were handed a fine of a whopping £50m – although this could be reduced to the smaller sum of £20m.

They also had their Champions League squad size limited from 25 players to 21, but the Portuguese man does not think this is enough.

He believes that the financial penalties are meaningless if a club produces enough capital to overcome a fine economically, then a club potentially won’t make an effort to stop breaching the rules.

The squad limitations also fail to make a significant impact in his opinion and has called for entry to the leading completion to be banned in another example he feels would start to curb club’s spending.

The Chelsea manager said: “Everybody knows there are fines and, if these fines exist, control exists.

“But, anyway, are the fines fair? I don’t think so. In my opinion the first thing to do would be to remove points and remove titles.

“They will take from you one or two players from the Champions League list [shrugs].

“But if you’re stating that you’ll start the next Champions League with six points fewer, or you won’t play in the next edition of the Champions League and will go into the Europa League instead, it is more serious.”

Chelsea have so far complied with the rules largely thanks to the big money sales of Juan Mata and David Luiz, offsetting their spending for this summer.

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