City striker Tevez backs under-fire boss Hughes
Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez has urged the club’s owners to
keep faith with Mark Hughes, insisting he is “100 per cent” behind
Newspaper reports on Saturday suggest Hughes will be sacked
regardless of City’s result against Sunderland, with the agent of
former Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink claiming City have already made an
approach to his client.
But Tevez, who signed for City in the summer after a two-year
stint with their rivals United, believes the club need to be “a bit
“When I first joined the club I had a long chat with Mark
Hughes and he gave me a vision of how the club was going to go
forward,” Tevez told the Daily Telegraph.
“The reason I joined was because I believe in his vision. I
believe in what he had to say.”
The Argentina international added: “I understand the desire
to be the best.
“I believe in the club. I also believe in Mark. We will be a
big club. I’m 100 per cent behind the manager. I’m really surprised
that a question about his future even exists at such an early
“Of course, we can do even more. Every team in the Premier
League will say they can do better and we are no exception. But the
team is in transition with a lot of new players coming in and we
have had a lot of injuries.
“It will not happen straight away but I will assure you of
one major point. I will give the club, the fans and Mark Hughes my
100 per cent support.
“We need to have stability and calm to allow the club to move
forward. People should not panic. There is a great desire and
atmosphere to achieve that exists and that comes from the manager.”