English Premiership

Tevez to sue Mancini?

2011-10-26 10:47
Carlos Tevez (Getty Images)
Cape Town – Manchester City bad-boy, Carlos Tevez may take manager, Roberto Mancini to court in a defamation of character lawsuit.

Tevez was fined four week’s wages (approximately R12.7 million) after the club found that Tevez had refused to play and say that he breached his contract on ‘five separate occasions’ in their Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich.
However, according to reports on BBC Sport’s website, sources in the former Boca Juniors striker’s camp say that Mancini’s post-match comments in Munich could amount to defamation.

Tevez was subsequently suspended from the club for two weeks by City on September 28, pending the investigation’s conclusion, to which the club has since decided not to extend his suspension.

He is therefore available for selection for City’s Carling Cup trip to Molineaux against Wolverhampton Wanderers. His last match for the Skyblues took place more than a month ago, also in the Carling Cup, against defending champions, Birmingham City.

He has 14 days to appeal the club’s decision, after which he has the option of approaching the Premier League tribunal if he is unsuccessful.

City cite “an obligation to participate in any matches in which the player is selected" and “failure to follow the instructions of his manager” as two of the five breaches of Tevez’s contract.

Tevez’s legal team are not satisfied with the ruling and insist that none of the reasons given by City in the ruling constitute can correctly uphold the charge of misconduct and that Mancini’s allegations after the match in Munich can then constitute defamation.

This will add to the already tumultuous time Tevez has had at Eastlands after initially expressing a move away from the club in December 2010. He has since played a pivotal role in the club’s recent success, captaining the side to the 2011 FA Cup, City’s first triumph in 35 years, before putting in another transfer request, almost returning to Brazilian club, Corinthians.

He looks set to exit when the next transfer window opens in January and does not look like adding many more, if any more to his five appearances for the Premier League leaders this season and continues to train on his own.

Read more on:    epl  |  roberto mancini  |  carlos tevez

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

22 October 2016
Arsenal v Middlesbrough, Emirates Stadium 16:00
Leicester City v Crystal Palace, King Power Stadium 16:00
Swansea City v Watford, Liberty Stadium 16:00
West Ham United v Sunderland, Olympic Stadium 16:00
Hull City v Stoke City, The KC Stadium 16:00
Burnley v Everton, Turf Moor 16:00
Liverpool v West Bromwich Albion, Anfield 18:30
23 October 2016
Manchester City v Southampton, Etihad Stadium 14:30
Chelsea v Manchester United, Stamford Bridge 17:00
29 October 2016
Sunderland v Arsenal, Stadium of Light 13:30
Manchester United v Burnley, Old Trafford 16:00
Middlesbrough v Bournemouth, Riverside Stadium 16:00
West Bromwich Albion v Manchester City, The Hawthorns 16:00
Watford v Hull City, Vicarage Road 16:00
Tottenham Hotspur v Leicester City, White Hart Lane 16:00
Crystal Palace v Liverpool, Selhurst Park 18:30
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Will Jose Mourinho lead Manchester United to the English Premiership title in 2016/17?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.