May 18, 2013
Man City: Tevez to face disciplinary proceedings
Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez will face disciplinary proceedings for alleged breaches of contract after manager Roberto Mancini had said he refused to come on as a substitute in a Champions League game, the club announced on Wednesday.
Tevez was suspended last month while the club investigated his conduct in the match at Bayern Munich on Sept. 27. According to Mancini, the Argentine international refused to come on during the 2-0 defeat.
"The club has been conducting an investigation into the events of 27 September at the Allianz Arena," City said in a statement on their website.
"The club has now reached a stage in its investigation where it has concluded 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. Carlos will be required to report to Roberto Mancini for training on Thursday."
According to Mancini, he instructed Tevez to come off the bench with around 35 minutes of the game to go and the player refused.
The Italian also said Tevez was "finished" at City while he was manager.
The Argentine has since said he was not asked to come on but to warm up, and he felt he had already warmed up sufficiently.
His adviser Kia Joorabchian said last week the striker was the victim of mistranslated comments and never refused to play against Bayern.
Tevez has been seeking a way out of Manchester for some time. Last December he put in a transfer request that the club turned down while he lodged another at the end of last season citing family reasons.