Pep Guardiola is now odds-on to leave Manchester City before the start of next season.

Football has been stunned after the club were banned from European football for two seasons for breaching FFP rules.

The ban, which City have confirmed they will appeal, covers the 2020/21 and 2021/22 campaigns — the club have also been fined an eye-watering 30 million euros (A$48m).

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Bookmakers Ladbrokes now have Guardiola priced at just 1/2 to leave the Etihad before a ball is kicked next season.

Punters who think the Catalan boss will leave sooner can get Guardiola at 33/1 as the next Premier League manager to leave.

Jessica O’Reilly of Ladbrokes said: “Things are going from bad to worse for City.”

“With Liverpool near certainties to win the Premier League it looks like the Europe ban could be the final straw for Guardiola.”

City were found guilty by Uefa’s Club Financial Control Body (CFCB) of falsely inflating their sponsorship revenues when submitting accounts as part of the FFP compliance process.

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“The club has always anticipated the ultimate need to seek out an independent body and process to impartially consider the comprehensive body of irrefutable evidence in support of its position.

“In December 2018, the UEFA Chief Investigator publicly previewed the outcome and sanction he intended to be delivered to Manchester City, before any investigation had even begun.

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“The subsequent flawed and consistently leaked UEFA process he oversaw has meant that there was little doubt in the result that he would deliver.

“Simply put, this is a case initiated by UEFA, prosecuted by UEFA and judged by UEFA.

“With this prejudicial process now over, the Club will pursue an impartial judgment as quickly as possible and will therefore, in the first instance, commence proceedings with the Court of Arbitration for Sport at the earliest opportunity.”

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