That meant one of the stated aims of owner Sheikh Mansour's Abu Dhabi United Group, who took over the club in 2008, was put on hold for at least another season.
"When Carlos Tevez first signed for Manchester City there was a reason why he signed,"
who sold the Argentine's economic rights to City for £25.5m. "He saw the vision of the owner and the way the club wanted to go.
"Carlos is a winner, everywhere he has been in his life he has been a winner. He decided he would sign for the club, play one year outside of the Champions League and hopefully take this club into the next phase.
Carlos has made his point very clearly he has issues. At a certain time the club and Carlos will have to sit down and try and find an amicable solution here
"When he joined City he made a commitment that this was what he wanted to do. At the end of last season, after all the turmoil that went on, Carlos was bitterly disappointed because they didn't qualify for the Champions League.
"And he felt the situation at the club was not going in the same direction as he imagined it would be going. He played out of his skin, did everything he possibly could."
Joorabchian insisted he worked hard to persuade Tevez to stay at Eastlands.
"In the summer he wanted to leave," explained Joorabchian.
"I then spent most of my summer travelling all around the world talking to the chairman of Manchester City [Khaldoon Al Mubarak] and to Carlos in order to try and convince him that we should try to find an agreement that would allow us and help us to go to the next phase.
"He would then not feel like he wanted to leave. I think I managed to successfully convince Carlos to speak to the chairman and let the two of them find a harmonious way to get this back on track.
"I'm surprised at the club's reaction because they were fully aware of the situation and how I was helping. The two of them spoke and they spoke with the rest of the management.
"The chairman asked Carlos to stay and the management agreed that he had certain issues that he wanted dealt with. They wanted to wait until 1 September to address the issues he had because they wanted to concentrate on the transfer window."
The turning point, according to Joorabchian, came when City failed to address those "issues".
"Through September Carlos again began to get disillusioned because his viewpoint was it was not happening," he said.
"His view was that they had agreed and spoken and promises were made to him. [He felt] that when the window closed there were issues not being resolved.
"They sent the proposal, we countered one time and then we said 'you know what Carlos doesn't want it, thank you very much, no'."
Joorabchian refuted suggestions Tevez was angling for a better deal or that his decision to depart had been influenced by others.
He also revealed there was email evidence proving his party "acted in a correct manner at all times" and had "nothing to hide".
Tevez returned to training on Tuesday for the first time since news of his transfer request broke last weekend.
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