Leicester City manager Enzo Maresca has admitted he is expecting to be hit with Everton and Nottingham Forest style points deductions next season.

The Italian coach has been talking to Gazzetta dello Sport about his expectations for next season as he plans for life in the Premier League.

He took charge of Leicester last summer following their relegation to the Championship and led the Foxes back to the top flight at the first time of asking.

While they’ve been celebrating that return for the past few weeks, attention has now turned to what happens next and planning for the future.

The big question mark hanging over the club is what amount of points they will start the season on, with potential points deductions hanging over them from the EFL and the Premier League.

Leicester were charged by the latter back in March over an alleged breach of the league’s Profitability and Sustainability rules after their failed to submit their audited financial accounts to the league for the 2022/23 season.

Those accounts are expected to show they breached the £105m PSR limit meaning Leicester face points deductions for next season after Everton and Nottingham Forest faced similar penalties this season.

Everton were deducted eight points over two cases, while Nottingham Forest saw four points deducted for their breach, and Maresca admits he anticipates a similar punishment for his side.

“I signed for three years, and after such a positive year there isn’t much else to say (on the future),” he said.

“Even if the relegation has left a huge economic hole and unfortunately, we risk sanctions: there is the possibility that for the next championship they will take away points from us as happened this year to Everton and Nottingham. And obviously the market will also fly low.

“We have exited the Championship; we will face the Premier League with the same fighting spirit.”