My future in my hands – Tevez

The 27-year-old handed in a transfer request midway through last

season amid reports that he was eager to leave England and be

closer to his family who do not live with him, but later reversed

that decision. Tevez, who was offered another lucrative new deal

last month after City’s FA Cup final success, said in the News of

the World: “(Club owner) Sheikh Mansour has made a lot of

sacrifices to keep me and if I stay at City, it will be for him.

“He signed me, he wants to keep me but, at the same time, he has

told me to do whatever I need to do to be happy. “He has told me,

‘If you want to leave, then you can go’. There is no deadline –

it’s down to me. “They offered me a new contract in December but I

didn’t want to extend it. “At the end of the season they offered me

another new deal but at the moment I don’t know whether I will

accept it.” Tevez has no great affinity with Manchester despite

having spent nearly four years in the city, first with a two-year

spell at United from 2007. He reportedly told Argentinian

television channel Telefe: “There is nothing to do in Manchester.

The problem is I’m still speaking very poor English. “When I finish

my contract I will not return to Manchester ever – not even on

holiday.” The Argentinian has no remorse about having asked to

leave the club six months ago, blaming members of the City board

for his actions. “I have no regrets whatsoever about my transfer

request,” he continued in the News of the World. “It was a

situation that some people on the board created. They promised

something for six months and didn’t deliver. “So, after six months

of promises, they don’t do something – why should I believe them

now? I don’t. “I will never speak to these people again. I still

feel the same way. “I deal direct with Sheikh Mansour – no-one

else. It makes no difference to my future, as they don’t mean

anything to me.” Despite being team captain and a key man in City’s

surge towards Champions League football and the FA Cup, the player

continued to be linked with a move abroad. Tevez’s two daughters

live with their mother in Argentina during the football season. He

added: “No amount of money, no cars and the lifestyle can make up

for the moment when I leave my two daughters at the airport. “Do

you think money solves everything? It solves nothing. “People think

I should be happy because I have everything but I can’t buy time

with my daughters and my family.”