Birmingham City handed points deduction for breaking EFL spending rules
Birmingham City has been handed a nine-point deduction for breaching profitability and sustainability rules, leaving the club just five points above the relegation zone.
Losses in excess of £13m per year over a three-year period are not accepted under EFL rules.
In January Birmingham revealed a £37.5m loss in the 12 months to the end of June 2018 as its wage bill soared from £22m to almost £38m.
In a statement, EFL said: “The Profitability and Sustainability Rules, aligned with those in the Premier League, became eff... You can carry on reading TheBusinessDesk.com for free, but you have reached the maximum number of pages an unregistered user can view. To register for an account, click here or login below...