Premier League - Mancini opens door to Tevez
The Argentinian striker's City career appeared to be over after Mancini accused him of refusing to warm up in the Champions League match against Bayern Munich on September 27.
He has since been fined two weeks' wages and has threatened to sue Mancini for defamation of character. It is still widely assumed that Tevez, who has twice in his City career requested a transfer away for family reasons, will leave in January, but Mancini admitted the door remains open for Tevez to rebuild his bridges.
"Everything depends on Carlos," Mancini said in an interview with Corriere della Sera. "If he apologises to the squad and to me then everything will be as before. If he doesn't, then Tevez has a value that everyone knows and something will happen in January."
Mancini added that he believes his former captain is being led astray by his advisors:
"He is totally unprepared and being badly advised," Mancini said. "I don't want it to be like this and I would be the first to forgive him."