Jose Mourinho believes Manchester City should have been docked points because of their failure to comply with UEFA’s Financial Fair Play regulations.
The Chelsea boss, as his side look set to secure a fourth Premier League title, also declared that the Blues would never break those rules whilst admonishing their big-spending rivals.
Manchester City were hit with a £49 million fine by UEFA for breaching FFP rules whilst they were also capped in terms of their spending and a limit was placed on the number of players in their Champions League squad.
However, Mourinho thinks these penalties do not go far enough and City should have had to contend with a points deductions in the Premier League.
“When Manchester City pays off 50 millions of fine because they exceeded the FFP, I think it’s unfair. FFP should be fulfilled and that’s it,” he said in an interview with the official magazine of the Portuguese FA, according to the Daily Mail.
“(Clubs) should be punished with loss of points. Our owner (Roman Abramovich) wants to fulfil FFP. He doesn’t want to enter these dynamics of paying the fine.
“FFP benefits clubs like Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern, who have a big fan base and get huge revenues on sponsorship and merchandising. At Chelsea, for instance, we refuse to pay any fine. We live with what we produce.
“I feel really well about that. It forces us to be better, to manage better our resources, to live with what we create.
“It forces us to think more. We have to sell in order to buy, to be aware of what you sell and what you buy.”
Mourinho also declared that the Premier League was the best in the world but said that clubs in England would always suffer in the Champions League because of the hectic Christmas schedule.
“England will always have the most spectacular league,” he said. “There’s no Real Madrid, Barcelona or Bayern, it’s true, but as a league it’s the most spectacular. The product they sell is appealing. Many millions watch Sunderland against Newcastle, for example.
“In Europe, there are several factors that can explain it. The first is Christmas. I love to play during that period, no matter how hard it is for my family.
“It’s a bit like the actor who has a theatre play on Christmas Day — people want to go to the theatre on that day. But I can’t agree that there’s no (break) after that superhuman period.
“Get to February and English teams are struggling.”