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Man City boss Guardiola: Stolen emails!

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola insists he knows nothing of claims the club violated Financial Fair Play laws.

At yesterday's Champions League media conference, Guardiola made his points candidly and was then encouraged to move on.

"The club has made a statement on Friday about what happened, stolen emails," he said. "Of course I trust the club and what they have done. Of course we want to follow the rules.

"I'm completely honest, I don't know what happened. I'm a manager, focused on the pitch, the locker room.

"I'm completely out of how we handle this situation. I'm part of the club, I support the club. We want to do what we have to do in terms of the rules."

Guardiola also said: "We work a lot in a good way and that's why I always defend us — especially my players — and what we do.

"In terms of us being undermined, opinions are free. In the end we focus on what we have to do on the pitch. I think for the last decade people say we just win because we have money, not because of other good things.

"That is an issue that always stays here. To achieve a certain level you need time and money.

"When I was at Barcelona and in Germany, always I hear that Manchester City has just money. So we have to live with it."

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