Mancini to meet Tevez to discuss his City future
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini will meet with Carlos
Tevez on Friday to discuss the Argentina striker’s future at the
Premier League club.
Tevez confirmed on Sunday that he has handed in a transfer
request to the Man City board because he has fallen out with club
”I will speak with him on Friday,” Mancini said Wednesday, on
the eve of City’s Europa League match at Juventus. ”I hope he
continues to play with us … and score for us.”
The Italian manager said he is confident Tevez would remain at
Eastlands, despite the striker’s claims that his relationship with
some people at the club had broken down ”beyond repair.”
”Carlos is our player and will stay with us,” Mancini
Tevez, who hasn’t traveled to Italy for Thursday’s Group A
match, has 3 1/2 years remaining on a five-year contract. He has
scored 39 goals for City.
Tevez’s adviser said Wednesday that City’s failure to qualify
for this season’s Champions League was a major factor behind the
player wanting to leave.
In an interview with the Daily Telegraph, Kia Joorabchian said
the team had performed below Tevez’s expectations by finishing
fifth in last season’s Premier League.