Carlos Tevez fined by City

Manchester City have fined striker Carlos Tevez four weeks wages and given him a written warning after investigating Roberto Mancini’s claims that the attacker refused to come off the bench against Bayern Munich back in September.

The South American maintains his innocence, but the Etihad Stadium outfit have sided with their Italian coach and believe the forward to be guilty of improper conduct and breach of contract.

The club have also handed down a two-week suspension to the ex-Boca Juniors goalscorer, which has already been served in the wake of the controversy.

“Manchester City football club can confirm that a disciplinary hearing has been concluded in relation to a charge of misconduct by Carlos Tevez,” a statement on the official website reads.

“The charge relates to events during the Champions League match against Bayern Munich on 27th September 2011.

“Following a detailed investigation and associated hearing, a disciplinary panel has upheld the charge of misconduct. Five separate breaches of contract formed the basis of the decision by the panel.

“As a result Carlos Tevez has been fined four weeks’ wages and has been suspended for a period of two weeks (deemed to have already been served). He has received a written warning as to his future conduct.

“Carlos Tevez has been informed in writing of the decision of the disciplinary panel, and the Club has written to the Professional Footballers Association for ratification of the fine,” it concluded.

The news is not unexpected, and will be another motivation for the player to leave the current Premier League leaders come the January transfer window.

By Gareth McKnight