Pardew unsurprised by Tevez

Magpies boss admits players have rebelled against him in the past

Tevez: Newcastle boss Alan Pardew admits he has witnessed these actions before

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Newcastle manager Alan Pardew believes Carlos Tevez's refusal to play for Manchester City is not a stand-alone case.

The Magpies boss admits he has witnessed players refusing to play for him and that it is a difficult situation to manage.

Pardew is one of a number of top-flight managers who have passed comment on Tevez refusing to come on as a second-half substitute against Bayern Munich on Tuesday.

The Argentine striker has since been suspended by the club pending a further investigation into his actions after manager Roberto Mancini said Tevez was 'finished' with the club.

But Pardew says he was not entirely surprised by the player's attitude to the game.

Maverick

He said: "He's a maverick player and most Premier League clubs carry one or two.

"They are going to have their moments and sometimes, it is about managing those moments.

"What Carlos did, there can't be any credit in what he did, but it does happen.

"He isn't the first and he certainly won't be the last who won't want to warm up and is sulking a little bit because they are not playing.

"But all these situations are about circumstance and timing and perhaps they just got that completely wrong the other night.

"I have been in that situation two or three times and it's difficult."

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