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Tevez: At centre of new controversy.
MANCINI TO CONSULT CHAIRMAN ON TEVEZ
Roberto Mancini will speak with Manchester City chairman Khaldoon al-Mubarak in the next few days to decide what to do with Carlos Tevez.
Even by his own standards of controversy, Tevez broke new ground at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday night.
Mancini claims Tevez refused to come on as a second-half substitute, and says the Argentina striker is "finished" at the club. Despite Tevez issuing a statement on Wednesday morning saying he didn't refuse to play and describing the incident as a "misunderstanding", his position at the club appears untenable.
Mancini said: "In the next days, we will speak with Khaldoon.
"It is normal. He is the chairman. He decides everything.
"If I decided, yes (he would leave). He wanted to leave last year. I helped him for two years every time. He refused to play.
"I cannot accept this behaviour from him.
"I decide the substitutions, not Carlos."
Tevez did not look particularly perturbed by the situation he has landed himself in when he left the stadium.
However, the Blues did get extra security at the airport to ensure angry fans did not encroach beyond acceptable levels.
Mancini added: "Do you think at Bayern Munich one player can play like this. Or Milan or Manchester United. No," he said.
"There were 30 minutes to the end. There was time to change the game.
"Carlos didn't play at the start of the season because he didn't do a pre-season for three years. He is not ready to play."
This would have been bad enough, in addition to being condemned to defeat by two goals in eight first-half minutes from Mario Gomez.
But Mancini also had to contend with a strop from Edin Dzeko, who took exception to being replaced by Nigel de Jong 10 minutes into the second half as City tried to stop themselves being submerged in their opponents' bombardment.
"I should be unhappy with this performance, not Edin," said Mancini.
"But he played a poor game. If you play every three days, it is impossible that one player can always play well and that he can always stay on the pitch for 90 minutes."
But there was also a stern warning for the giant Bosnian.
"This is the last time one player leaves the pitch and moves his head like this.
"I can understand a player is disappointed. I can understand inside he can be upset if he thinks he has played well. But I am the manager. I decide everything."
Tevez said: "I would like to apologise to the Manchester City supporters, with whom I have always had a strong relationship, for any misunderstanding that occurred in Munich.
"They understand that when I'm on the pitch I have always given my best for the club. In Munich on Tuesday I had warmed up and I was ready to play.
"This is not the right time to go into specific details as to why this did not happen but I wish to state I never refused to play. There was some confusion on the bench and I believe my position was misunderstood.
"Going forward, I am ready to play when required and to fulfil my obligations."