Former director’s actions see club handed disciplinary punishment.
Paris Saint-Germain have been handed a suspended three-point deduction ahead of the new season after a new ruling by the FFF.
The punishment is in relation to the incident which occurred following the club’s draw with Valenciennes on May 5, in which former director Leonardo was seen to have shoulder-charged referee Alexandre Castro.
Earlier this month it was announced that the Brazilian would see his initial nine-month ban increased by five months by a French Football Federation superior appeals commission, but he has since left the club after confirming the signing of Edinson Cavani last week.
However, the league was asked to make a definitive ruling on whether or not the club would be penalised with a points deduction, and as reported by ESPN FC, they have been handed the suspended three-point deduction.
Nevertheless, the punishment would only come into effect if a club official makes a similar transgression in the new season, therefore it is unlikely that the French champions will feel the effects of Leonardo’s actions.
The former AC Milan and Inter coach played a significant role in Paris, bringing numerous top players across from Serie A as he helped assemble a squad capable of competing against the best in Europe.
PSG are strong favourites to defend their Ligue 1 crown following the signings of Cavani, Marquinhos and Lucas Digne, who add to an already talented squad.
Meanwhile, speculation in the Italian media, as reported by Football Italia, suggest that should wealthy Indonesian businessman Erick Thohir complete his takeover bid of Inter, he will look to bring the Brazilian back to the club in a similar role to which he enjoyed in France.