Bayern Munich director Oliver Kahn is demanding a revamp of UEFA’s Financial Fair Play laws after Manchester City’s successful appeal against their two season ban.
Bayern, as a traditional European power, are often viewed as one of the prime supporters of Financial Fair Play and Kahn insisted that the failure of UEFA’s Club Financial Panel to uphold its two-year ban against City for allegedly bolstering their accounts with money from Abu Dhabi should not mean the end of regulation, but that UEFA should now take it more seriously to rein in spending.
Asked if Bayern’s task to win the Champions League would now be harder after City’s overturned their two-year ban at CAS, Kahn said: “Yes, that’s right, if we look at the Financial Fair Play issue it would be. We are very interested that this Financial Fair Play should be taken more seriously.
“I don’t know the situation exactly now in Man City or Paris St Germain or other clubs but I think we should take this Financial Fair Play in the future more seriously, because if we don’t do that, we don’t need it. I think there is a lot of work to do and as you see from the competition in Europe, we need a clear structure and serious Financial Fair Play so that we get more-balanced competition.
“If in the future you only have the same clubs winning the Champions League or winning for example Bundesliga or Premier League or other leagues I think it’s getting a little bit boring. So, I think we should do everything to get really strong Financial Fair Play.”