Tevez offers support to Hughes

Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez has given his support to Mark Hughes following reports that the club's owners are losing patience with the under-pressure manager.

On Friday it was reported that City officials had contacted former Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink over his potential availability.

City have remained tight-lipped over the admission from Hiddink's agent, but Tevez has decided the time is right to lend his support to Hughes.

Hughes has spent over £200million on new players during his two-and-a-half year reign, but City are currently in eighth place in the Premier League table.

"When I first joined the club I had a long chat with Mark Hughes and he gave me a vision of how the club was going to go forward," Tevez told the Daily Telegraph.

"The reason I joined was because I believe in his vision. I believe in what he had to say.

"I believe in the club. I also believe in Mark. We will be a big club. I'm 100 per cent behind the manager. I'm really surprised that a question about his future even exists at such an early stage.

"Of course, we can do even more. Every team in the Premier League will say they can do better andwe are no exception. But the team is in transition with a lot of new players coming in and we have had a lot of injuries.

"It will not happen straight away but I will assure you of one major point. I will give the club, the fans and Mark Hughes my 100 per cent support.

"We need to have stability and calm to allow the club to move forward. People should not panic. There is a great desire and atmosphere to achieve that exists and that comes from the manager."

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