Tevez's advisor claims the Argentine is unhappy after he was docked four weeks' wages for allegedly refusing to warm up in a CL game
Carlos Tevez's PR advisor Paul McCarthy claims that his client is hurt at accusations that he refused to play for Manchester City and that at this moment of time, "all options are still open" with regards to his future actions.
Troubled: Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez. PIC/Getty Images
Tevez has been at the centre of a controversy when his manager, Roberto Mancini, said at the end of City's 2-0 loss to Bayern Munich in the Champions League that the player had refused to come on to the pitch. Although he has gone on to deny the allegations, insisting that there was a miscommunication between him and Mancini, Tevez was subsequently banned for two weeks and on Tuesday was found guilty of five breaches of his contract, which saw him fined four weeks' wages.
Tevez to sue Mancini? Reports in the media have suggested that Tevez has considered suing Mancini for defamation due to his comments after the Bayern match, with McCarthy saying that at this moment anything was still possible. "He has been hurt by the insinuation that he refused to play when Manchester City's charges are refusal to resume to warming up," he told Sky Sports News.
"So that is where there is conflict, if there is any conflict at the moment � he feels his reputation has been damaged by that."It is now time to take absolute stock of the situation. It has been a very difficult time for Carlos and Manchester City. There will be no rash decision but all options are still open to Carlos."
Press reports have suggested that Tevez refused to play for City due to a refusal to pay him loyalty bonuses worth approximately �6 million, but McCarthy was quick to deny that this was the case. "Carlos really wants to defend as strongly as possible that this was some sort of premeditated action, because of loss of loyalty earnings, bonuses," he said. "He absolutely refutes that and will fight that allegation and insinuation as strongly as he possibly can." �