QPR boss Neil Warnock criticises Carlos Tevez behaviour

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Top names react to Tevez saga

Queens Park Rangers manager Neil Warnock has weighed into the Carlos Tevez saga, saying "the sooner he leaves the country the better".

Manchester City have suspended the striker over his apparent refusal to play in a Champions League game.

But Warnock believes the punishment does not go far enough.

He said: "I can't see it being sorted by him staying. Two weeks' ban is a disgrace. Within a few months, he will be kissing another badge."

Tevez was at the centre of a third-party ownership saga at West Ham in 2007.

He scored the goal that helped the Hammers beat Manchester United and retain their Premier League status at the expense of Sheffield United, who were managed by Warnock at the time.

When asked if he would consider taking the Argentina forward on loan at Loftus Road, Warnock, who has little love for Tevez, unsurprisingly scoffed.

The 62-year-old wants the game's governing body Fifa to put longer bans on players who show the kind of disobedience towards their managers Tevez is alleged to have displayed this week.

Warnock added: "The top authorities have got to come up with something because, quite honestly, two weeks' ban is a disgrace for an offence like that.

"You should be banned until January because a manager has no option but to say you won't play for the club again.

"You can't do that because the PFA [Professional Footballers' Association] would cry foul and get solicitors involved.

"Fifa have to come up with an answer."

Warnock also believes the huge salaries some players earn put them in a position of power.

He said: "When somebody's paid such a large amount, to even think about what he did, it's so disrespectful, irrespective of the problems you have with managers.

"Unfortunately, players hold all the aces.

"When you are paying a player up to a quarter of a million pounds per week, it's difficult to say, 'We'll pay him for a couple of years and make him stew in the reserves'.

"It sounds good for the Press but, in reality, you're not going to chuck all those millions of pounds away when you're running a business.

"He will come out with a two-week fine, two-week ban, and that's all."

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