Tevez to face further action

Roberto Mancini claimed Tevez refused to come on as substitute

during the 2-0 Champions League defeat at the Allianz Arena. An

internal investigation was launched and Tevez has now been informed

he will face further punishment, following an initial two-week ban.

“The club has been conducting an investigation into the events of

27 September at the Allianz Arena,” said a club statement. “The

club has now reached a stage in its investigation where it has

concluded that there is a case for Carlos Tevez to answer of

alleged breaches of contract. “Accordingly, the club has informed

him that he will face disciplinary proceedings and the hearing will

be convened shortly.” Tevez was suspended the day after the Munich

trip, pending the outcome of the investigation. That internal

penalty expires on Thursday and the Argentina forward has been told

he is expected at City’s Carrington training ground in the morning.

“Carlos will be required to report to Roberto Mancini for training

on Thursday,” continued the statement. It raises the prospect of a

rather uncomfortable meeting between the Italian and the man who

was his captain last season. Sources close to the player have

previously indicated Tevez would comply with his club’s wishes, and

presumably he is now available for Saturday’s home encounter with

Aston Villa. It is difficult to see how Mancini can welcome Tevez

back into the fold though, after previously declaring the player

was “finished” at City.