irishtimes.com – Last Updated: Wednesday, October 12, 2011, 19:39
Soccer: Manchester City have confirmed striker Carlos Tevez will face disciplinary proceedings over his conduct during the recent Champions League encounter with Bayern Munich. Manager Roberto Mancini claimed Tevez refused to come on as substitute during the defeat at the Allianz Arena.
An internal investigation was launched and now Tevez has been informed he will be punished. Tevez was suspended the day after the Munich trip, pending the outcome of the investigation.
That internal penalty expires tomorrow and the Argentina forward has been told he is expected at City’s Carrington training ground in the morning.
“The club has been conducting an investigation into the events of September 27th at the Allianz Arena,” stated 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.”
Tomorrow’s meeting raises the prospect of a rather uncomfortable encounter between the Mancini 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.
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