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Kia - Mancini style different

Tevez advisor feels City boss contributed to bust-up

Last Updated: 06/10/11 9:07am

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Tevez and Mancini: Striker's advisor claims manager must shoulder some blame over bust-up

Tevez and Mancini: Striker's advisor claims manager must shoulder some blame over bust-up

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Roberto Mancini should shoulder some of the blame for his bust-up with Carlos Tevez, according to the striker's advisor Kia Joorabchian.

Tevez is facing a bleak future with Manchester City having been suspended by the Premier League club while an investigation is carried out into his alleged refusal to leave the bench during the UEFA Champions League defeat away to Bayern Munich.

Mancini, speaking in the immediate aftermath of the 2-0 defeat, claimed the Argentina international was 'finished' under his tenure.

But Joorabchian, who also claimed his client's post-match interview was mistranslated, believes other managers would have handled the situation differently, pointing to the summer transfer sagas of Cesc Fabregas, Luka Modric and Samir Nasri as examples.

Very direct

Speaking at the Leaders in Football conference in London, Joorabchian said: "Throughout the summer players were handing in transfer requests, refused to travel, refused to play.

"Roberto has his style of management. He is very direct and totally different to, let's say, Sir Alex Ferguson or Arsene Wenger. I think every manager handles those situations differently."
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"I think that is a problem in general. I think we have seen Fabregas, Modric, Nasri, the list goes on, but they are high-profile names.

"My opinion is that they refused to play. But they refused to play in a different way. It was handled in a different way.

"Those managers handled it very differently. And the clubs. The Carlos situation has been handled in a different manner.

"Roberto has his style of management. He is very direct and totally different to, let's say, Sir Alex Ferguson or Arsene Wenger. I think every manager handles those situations differently.

"Carlos and Roberto Mancini now have to live with the manner with which it has been handled."

Personal relationship

Despite all that has been said over the issue, Joorabchian believes that Tevez could still have a future at Manchester City under Mancini.

The former West Ham and Manchester United striker handed in a transfer request over the summer citing homesickness, but a possible move back to South America with Corinthians failed to materialise.

"This is something for the two of them to work out," he added.

"This is a personal relationship between two people. We have seen this happen all through the summer."

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