As the furore over the Tevez incident continued to dominate news headlines this week several Premier League managers including Harry Redknapp and Sir Alex Ferguson backed City manager Roberto Mancini over the incident.
It has been rumoured that Tevez refuses to apologise to Mancini like his fellow striker Edin Dzeko did this week and believes that some of his City team mates back his stance that there had been a misunderstanding over warming up at the Bayern Munich match but Mancini stood by his statement that Tevez would never play for him again and was adamant in his press conference that this week had not been the hardest of his managerial career.
“No, no, absolutely no,” said Mancini.
“Why is it difficult? Some situations can happen in football, in your job. It’s important that the past is finished.
West Ham were the latest club to throw their hat into the ring in a semi-serious attempt to sign want-away City striker Carlos Tevez on loan but City immediately rebuffed their attempt.
Tevez would be able to join the Championship side as Football League clubs allow loan signing outside the FIFA sanctioned transfer window.
Clubs around the world will now be circling to clinch a cut-price deal for the Argentine by the time the January transfer window closes. Corinthians will be one of the clubs interested and although they appeared to cool their interest this week they had almost signed Tevez for £40m before the August transfer window closed.