The club have been rocked by the decision from UEFA, the result of an exhaustive investigation into their finances.
According to The Sun, the boss allegedly told his players: “Whatever league we are in, I will still be here. Even if they put us in League Two, I will still be here.
“This is a time for sticking together.”
Speaking to the squad, City’s chief executive officer Ferran Soriano added: “Trust me like I trust you, this will be dropped.”
As well as the two-year ban, the reigning Premier League champions have also been handed a £25million fine by European football’s governing body.
But, as the dust settles, just what could be in store for City, and their Premier League rivals?
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