Carlos Tevez told never to return to Manchester City

Last updated : 29 September 2011 By Daily Mail

As Manchester City's astonished and demoralised players looked on, Mancini looked to Tevez and told him there would be no way back following his unforgivable show of petulance. 'Go back to Argentina. Don't ever come back. I never want to see you again.'?

Sportsmail can reveal that Mancini's decision to kick Tevez out of City without playing another game will stand after talks with acting chief executive John MacBeath on the plane back from Munich in the early hours of Wednesday morning and further discussions with club chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak later in the day.

No thanks: Carlos Tevez (centre) refused to play when he didn't replace Edin Dzeko (right) against Bayern Munich

After a day of meetings at City, it emerged that:?

Mancini urged club officials to bar Tevez from club premises until after the forthcoming international break.When he returns he will be told to train with the reserves and will not be allowed in the first-team dressing room.City will now look to sell Tevez for a knock-down fee this January but will not pay him the millions he will claim he is owed on the? remainder of his contract.City are discussing taking Tevez to court for breach of contract.Mancini will meet striker Edin Dzeko today to discuss his reaction to being substituted on Tuesday but the Bosnian will not be fined. The pair also exchanged words in Munich.Wednesday began with Tevez issuing an apology that succeeded only in making City more determined to eject the Argentina striker.?

He said sorry to the supporters but not to his manager, his team-mates or the employers who pay him ?250,000 a week.

No worries: Tevez appeared relaxed after arriving back in Manchester

He also denied refusing to play which amounted to a complete contradiction of an interview he gave on Sky shortly after the match, in which he claimed he had told Mancini he could not play because he did not feel right 'mentally and physically'.

'I would like to apologise to all Manchester City fans, with whom I have always had a strong relationship, for any misunderstanding that occurred in Munich,' Tevez said in a statement.

'They understand that when I am on the pitch I have always given my best for the club.

'In Munich on Tuesday I had warmed up and was ready to play. This is not the right time to get into specific details as to why this did not happen. But I wish to state that I never refused to play.

'There was some confusion on the bench and I believe my position may have been misunderstood. Going forward I am ready to play when required and to fulfil my obligations.'

All smiles: Tevez chatting to Patrick Vieira (left) and Joleon Lescott

City have no intention of letting him play for the club again. Senior officials met club lawyers to examine Tevez's contract in an effort to impose a greater punishment than the standard fine of two weeks' wages. City wish to establish whether Tevez is in breach of his contract and whether they can bring an internal charge of gross misconduct against him.?

In theory, City could tear up Tevez's deal, then take him to court for breach of contract and attempt to recoup some of his transfer value. Chelsea did this when striker Adrian Mutu tested positive for cocaine in 2005 and won ?14m from him in a FIFA court.

Such an approach had not been ruled out as chairman Khaldoon joined a conference call with? Mancini, MacBeath and club? lawyers last night. It would nevertheless be an extreme option.

Mancini's players were not required to be in training on Wednesday but it is understood that while not all of his team-mates reacted adversely towards him, some told him exactly what they thought of him while in the away team? dressing room.

Showing the strain: David Platt looked exhausted after City's match

Many of the same players, it is now understood, asked Mancini to take the captaincy away from Tevez halfway through last season when he announced his desire to leave the club.?

It might be surprising, given his behaviour, but some players sent him text messages of support, with former City team-mates among them.

Maybe they did so without knowing that in the last few weeks, it is alleged Tevez has been creating further tension with his behaviour. It seems he had to be forced to warm down after the weekend's win over Everton when he was an unused substitute after initially refusing to do so.

Mancini also considers his former captain to have trained so badly this season that he is no longer in suitable physical shape to start and complete a competitive game of football.

Tevez's refusal to enter the fray in Munich was obvious to all of those watching at home on TV. However, the exact details of what happened will shock City fans who worshipped him as their captain and top? goalscorer only last season.

Not happy: Dzeko reacted angrily to being replaced by Roberto Mancini

City sources told Sportsmail that Tevez warmed up with Nigel de Jong at the start of the second half but that his mood soured when it became clear that he would not be replacing Dzeko.

Seeing Tevez sit down on the bench, Mancini told him to? continue his warm-up, only to hear Tevez mumble 'no way'. It is understood Pablo Zabaleta then advised his team-mate to get up, only for Tevez to refuse again.

It was then that Mancini, after a hurried word with his assistant David Platt on his left, decided to leave Tevez on the bench.

Back in the dressing-room after the game, Mancini addressed his players calmly about their 2-0 loss to Bayern and then turned on Tevez. On hearing his manager tell him to go home to Argentina, the South American just shrugged his shoulders, smiled and headed for the showers.

In the interview area later, Tevez seemed intent on saying his bit to Sky and dragged the club interpreter across to assist him. It is understood a club press officer tried to intervene by moving the interpreter away.

Turned away: Tevez was unable to play a round of golf on Wednesday

Tevez joined his team-mates on the flight home but did not then board the team bus at Manchester Airport. Instead he joined a driver in a private Humvee, with the player's 'security' given as the? reason for separating him from the squad.

Sources close to Tevez tried to present another side to the story, even if they accepted it was difficult to defend what happened in Bavaria.

City's dressing room rifts must now be healed by Mancini. At least when a row on the plane home caused raised voices, it was not another issue for the manager to resolve. It was over a word one of the players had submitted in a game of computer Scrabble.?

During that flight home, with the media looking on, even Tevez seemed strangely relaxed for a man whose career is in crisis.? He saw the sun shining and decided to enjoy a round of golf with his partner. He had not booked a tee-time, though, so they would not let him play. Seems he cannot get a game anywhere.

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Source: Daily Mail

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