Tevez was substituted on Sunday after 50 minutes against Norwich and the Argentinian was given a good ovation by the crowd - something his grin and wave made clear he appreciated - but Kidd would not be drawn on suggestions it could mean farewell.
He said: "I think that was just his appreciation to the crowd.
"That (substitution) was already decided beforehand. We had spoken to one another about it.
"They have put a shift in during the last few months and this week has been about trying to get some freshness in the team."