Tevez is adamant he and Mancini are now "fine", their once fiery relationship "a lot calmer now".
"It might be down to maturity," he told the Sunday Times. "Maybe, before, I was under a lot more pressure. I was a leader of the team. People would often say, 'If Carlos has a bad day, City have a bad day'. Maybe you just reach a point where there's worse things in life than disappointment in football.
"If I come off the bench and score but I'm not in the next starting line-up I'm a lot more accepting."