City poised to reveal Tevez's punishment
Published 21:00 17/10/11 By David Anderson
Carlos Tevez will discover on Wednesday how he will be punished for allegedly refusing to play for Manchester City.
The Argentine star will appear before City's disciplinary hearing, when he will be told the results of the club's internal inquiry into his supposed rejection of manager Roberto Mancini's call for him to come on as a sub against Bayern Munich.
Tevez, who has already been suspended for two weeks, will be told what punishment he will face.
But it could still be weeks before it is imposed, as the striker is set to launch another appeal.
Tevez's camp also have the option to take their case to the Premier League.
Wednesday's hearing will be chaired by a senior member of City's management staff, either acting-CEO John MacBeath or director of football operations Brian Marwood.
City say their inquiry backs up Mancini's claim that Tevez refused to come on as a substitute at the Allianz Arena three weeks ago.
Tevez's team dispute this, and say they have 15 eyewitnesses who back up his version of events - that it was all a misunderstanding.
The 27-year-old, who will be accompanied by City's PFA representative and club captain Vincent Kompany, will have his chance to comment on the results of the inquiry.
Mancini, who remains adamant Tevez will never play for him again, refused to talk about the former Manchester United star when quizzed about him at a press conference to preview Tuesday night's Champions League game against Villarreal.
"I prefer to speak about people who are playing," said the City manager, who has made the Argentine train alone since he returned to Carrington on Thursday.
The striker's old club in Argentina, Buenos Aires' Boca Juniors, want to take him back home on loan.
Boca, who would need special permission from the Argentine FA to sign Tevez, hope to have him on board next week.
Vice-president Jose Beraldi said: “We know it is difficult, but we will try.”hope