13 Feb 2012

Mancini Prepares To Put Toys Back In Tevez's Pram

It's Seems that Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini is prepared to put the toys and dummy back into the pram that Carlos Tevez so childishly threw out last September, when in a Champions League game against Bayern Munich, he refused to warm up after being told he was to be introduced to the game as a substitute.

Tevez has spent much of his time since, driving balls down the golf fairways in Argentina, whilst in Manchester, he has been driving the City supporters and the club mad with his erratic behaviour.

Tevez, 28, is sensationally expected back at Manchester City's Carrington training complex this week, after claiming that he is ready to return and help City to win their first ever Premier League title. Developments over the weekend suggested that Tevez and his agent Kia Joorabchian, met City officials and that talks had "progressed well" between the two parties regarding the Argentine returning to the club that he is still contracted to.

Since Tevez's refusal to take to the pitch against Bayern Munich in September of  last year, the club have fined & stopped paying the players wages, it's believed the player has missed out on nearly £10million for his disrespectful, childish & arrogant behaviour.

I am very sceptical about Tevez's motives and decission to return, why has he had a sudden change of heart? Why is he now ready to return to Manchester, a City that he has publicly disrespected in the past? It's obvious that our two City centre restaurants are not the reason that he is coming back !

Could it be that Tevez and his advisers have simply decided that he has to return to City, to ensure the that his payroll number is reactivated again, and that a Mr Tevez is paid so handsomely once again? Not that the Argentine will be worrying about next months mortgage payment or phone bill! There are also noises coming out of City that the club were actually preparing to sue the player for breach of his contractual terms, so he had no option but to return.

This is a player who is clearly motivated by money, after being left stranded after the January transfer window past without a move away from Manchester, it would seem that Tevez has clearly been advised that he must return to Manchester to save his career. It's actually a win-win situation for the Argentine, he returns to the club that employ him, builds up his fitness levels, is paid wages again as he is not in breach of his contract, and puts himself in the shop window for the summer for potential buyers. After all, one thing is for sure, Tevez will not be at Manchester City next season.

City have conducted themselves respectively throughout the Tevez saga, the eyes of the football world were firmly on them to see how they reacted and dealt with this, and they have been firm and aggressive by not allowing the Argentine his wish to leave on the cheap, or on loan. It would have been easy for the richest club in the world to give in to the players wishes and maybe even release him. Tevez and his advisors could have then negotiated a deal with another club, another big payday for the player and his team.

It will be interesting to see how the City fans react to Tevez if he is called upon to represent the team, these supporters have had so many highs and lows with him. This is a player who has now twice handed in a transfer request in his time with the blues, and has been AWOL for nearly five months.

One thing is for sure, Tevez will give the team 100% on the field, and if he makes any kind of positive contribution towards Manchester City winning the Premier League, then It will be looked at as a masterstroke by Mancini for managing to bring back the player and man manage him. It could also spectacularly backfire, Tevez could bring unrest and derail  a team that seems to have just achieved a good team spirit and winning mentality.

At a time when City's strikers are misfiring, Tevez could make an Impact at City and could be the difference between success and failure. One thing is for sure, this looks like it will be the final chapter in the Carlos Tevez story at Manchester City.