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Tevez to snub parade as further doubts are cast on striker’s future

| 23.05.2011

Carlos Tevez faces disciplinary action from Manchester City should he board the plane home to Argentina today.

Tevez has booked a flight back home on the day Manchester City are due to parade the FA Cup around the streets of Manchester, and with Tevez expected to miss the parade in favour of a return home, the striker looks certain to have played his last part in this Manchester City story.

Fans of Manchester City will line the streets of Manchester this evening to see the FA Cup paraded from the town centre out to the City of Manchester Stadium, but it will be a bitter sweet pill for fans who look certain to miss out on the chance to see Tevez.

The Argentine striker has played an integral part in Manchester City’s most successful season since the dawn of the Premier League, and his loss will be a huge blow to the club who are looking to mount a title challenge next season.

Having opened at 11/2 to win the 2011/12 Premier League title, Manchester City are now trading at 9/2 although at one point we’re 7/2.

Roberto Mancini has said that he hopes to bring in his transfer targets in the next 40 days, and if Tevez is to leave, the Manchester City manager has to find a striker that can replace the man that has scored 43 goals in 65 games for the club.

Tonight’s parade will be dampened should Tevez not turn up, but with the Manchester City fans celebrating their first piece of silverware in 35 years you can guarantee a party atmosphere on the streets of Manchester tonight.

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Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.