Tevez cancelled a quick exit home to be on the open-topped bus which paraded the FA Cup through Manchester's packed streets after City's Wembley victory over Stoke.
And Kia Joorabchian was quick to point out what it meant to Tevez, as captain, to pick up City's first trophy for 35 years.
He told the Daily Star Sunday: "Carlos has always had a goal. The goal was that City needed to get into the Champions League and win a trophy.
"And they won a trophy and achieved that goal. Now that has given him a tremendous feeling. He held that trophy with a lot of pride.
"If you look at the team they are going to get stronger and stronger and, if Carlos stays, they would be my favourite to win the title.
"I'm sure that will be a factor in his mind and, the fact that City fans have embraced him, will count for a lot along with his great relationship with the supporters.
"I think all these factors will be positives for him to stay. Carlos has not made any decision to move.
"We have not asked to leave the club."