Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini and captain Carlos Tevez were involved in a heated row at half time in their side’s 2-1 win over Newcastle on Sunday, according to reports.
Tevez was reportedly unhappy at Mancini’s tactics and spoke out while the Italian boss was criticising the players in the dressing room for their poor first-half performance with the score at 1-1 at Eastlands.
Newspapers state that Mancini was unhappy having his authority undermined and the situation escalated into a shouting match where Mancini demanded Tevez follow his instructions.
It’s the latest in a series of rows between Tevez and Mancini. The striker last season questioned the club’s decision to sack Mancini’s predecessor Mark Hughes and was one of a number of players to complain about the heavy workload of Mancini’s training regime.
It is said that the duo made up privately before the second half and City assistant manager Brian Kidd said: “There was an awful lot said between the group at half-time, but the lads showed a great response in the second half. It showed how badly they wanted to win.”