Media round-up: Tuesday, 4th October
By Ric Turner, Tue 04 October 2011 08:27
Carlos Tevez expects to discover this week whether he will be charged with gross misconduct by the club, report The Guardian. He gave his account of events in Munich to the club's disciplinary hearing on Monday at a secret location (presumably one of Manchester's two restaurants). The inquiry into the controversy at the Allianz Arena is expected to conclude in the next few days, with City having gathered most of the verbal and television evidence. Tevez could be interviewed for a second time before a final decision is reached.
QPR boss Neil Warnock, showing typical restraint, feels that Tevez should leave the country. I'm not sure the Tevez saga should be the most pressing issue on Warnock's mind after a 6-0 drubbing at Craven Cottage, but never mind. He's from the old school Warnock; you suspect if a player of his refused to go on the pitch he'd land one on them. It's almost a shame that Mancini is more debonair.
Serbian international Aleksandar Kolarov, meanwhile, has denied calling Tevez an "idiot". "It is really not true that I said that word to him," Kolarov told Mondo. "I actually called him a f***wit", he didn't add.
The Metro report that Paris St Germain are interested in signing the Argentine, with technical director Leonardo asking to be kept updated on Tevez's situation. There are no actual quotes to corroborate this however.
The Telegraph report that former Verve lead singer Stefan Savic has been teased by his English team mates, ahead of Friday's international fixture between Montenegro and England. "We don’t know where Montenegro is, because it's such a small country", they guffawed, apparently. Expect to see The Mirror report it as "Manchester City stars racially abuse team mate" tomorrow.