New Shanghai Boss Scolds 'Overweight' Carlos Tevez as Criticism of Striker Intensifies

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Carlos Tevez is "overweight" and will not play for Shanghai Shenhua until he gets in shape, according to new caretaker boss Wu Jingui.

But the Uruguayan's replacement appeared to be less willing to indulge a player who has failed to live up to his reported £600,000-a-week (HK$6.214 million) wages in the Chinese Super League (CSL).

Given his response, it's safe to say Jingui's not too concerned about upsetting the club's star player.

The 33-year-old is reportedly one of the world's highest-paid players but has only scored two goals in 12 games since making his debut in March.

Along with former Inter Milan midfielder Freddy Guarin, Tevez has been dropped as he is now "overweight".

"I had a talk with him today about tactics, but I won't let him play for now, he isn't physically ready", added Wu in an interview with the Shanghai Morning Post.

"If you are unable do your utmost to play, there's no point in picking you".

The ex-Manchester United, Boca Juniors and West Ham star traded life in his native Argentina for the Far East after he was offered an eye watering £615,000-a-week by Shanghai back in January.

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