Mancini ready to welcome back Tevez
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini tonight said he had "no problem" with Carlos Tevez and the striker could be considered for selection in "two or three weeks."
Tevez said in a statement released by City last night that he was "sincerely and unreservedly" sorry for his actions in taking an unauthorised three-month leave of absence from the club. The Argentinian also withdrew his appeal against a fine of six weeks' wages.
Tevez has not played for City since he was accused of refusing to warm up during the UEFA Champions League defeat at Bayern Munich on 27 September.
Mancini, at the time, said Tevez was "finished" at the club as a result and the dispute escalated when the player then flew to Argentina without permission on 7 November. However, after tonight's 4-0 defeat of Porto booked City's place in the last 16 of the UEFA Europa League, Mancini said Tevez would be available once he deems him match fit.
The Italian told ESPN: "One week after Munich I called him to my house and said, 'Carlos, apologise to everyone and it's finished'. I have no problem. I think he needs two to three weeks to train, then some games."