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... For the full story register now for free or login below...