Roberto Mancini accepts apology

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has confirmed that he has accepted Carlos Tevez’s apology, will meet with the striker in the near future and may well select him once he is fit and ready to play.

The Argentina international has had a scandalous last year at the Etihad Stadium, between asking to leave the club, refusing to enter the field of play from the bench against Bayern Munich and going AWOL for three months.

After failing to land a transfer to a different club in the January transfer window, the South American has returned to England and apologised for his actions.

Despite being livid with Tevez earlier in the saga, Mancini has confirmed that things are close to being reconciled.

“Yeah, yeah,” the Italian coach confirmed when asked by ESPN if he had forgiven the temperamental forward.

“I checked what Carlos said in his statement and tomorrow I will talk with him.

“One week after Munich I called him and I said ‘Carlos apologise to everyone and it is finished’, I don’t have a problem.

“I think he needs two or three weeks to train, and then he will look at it – that is normal,” the manager concluded.

By Gareth McKnight