Manchester City chairman Khaldoon al-Mubarak is unsurprised their rivals wanted them banned from the Champions League next season.

Khaldoon and City were delighted to win their appeal against UEFA’s two year ban.

He refused to name any clubs. But his dig was clearly at Jurgen Klopp and Jose Mourinho along with their clubs Liverpool and Tottenham, PLUS Manchester United, Arsenal, Wolves, Leicester, Burnley and Chelsea.

They all sent a letter to the Court of Arbitration for Sport urging them to keep City out of the Champions League until the case was resolved.

But Khaldoon said: “There are people who don’t like us, understand. They can say whatever they want to say. There are clubs who don’t like us.

“It is a competition and sport is competitive. It won’t change the way we run things. We will keep looking forward.”

Spurs boss Mourinho described City’s successful appeal as “disgraceful” while title-winning Kop manager Klopp claimed it was a bad day for football.

Asked about the negative comments towards City, Al Mubarak added: “I am not surprised.

“In terms of the whispering, one thing I have never done is talk about other clubs’ business.

“It is not for me and not for the squad. We are bigger than this. We won’t do it. And I won’t do it.

“Our club and team have disrupted football in the way it was played and conducted over the last 12 years.

“And when you create this disruption, there are people who don’t agree with it. I understand.”