Roberto Mancini admitted that he did not know what sort of commitment to expect from Carlos Tevez beyond the summer after his hat-trick in Manchester City's FA Cup victory over Barnsley.
The striker was in inspired form as City crushed their Championship opponents 5-0 to book a place in the semi-finals, with Aleksandar Kolarov and David Silva also among the goals.
His long-term future remains the subject of speculation as his contract expires in 2014 and he has previously expressed a desire to return to Argentina, but Mancini is focused on what he can do for City for the remainder of this term.
"Now it is important that Carlos continues to score because we need his goals until the end of the season," said Mancini.
"After that I don't know what commitment (there will be) in the summer. Carlos has another year contract. It depends on him.
"At the moment we can say nothing. Our focus should be only on the last two months.
"Carlos has said many times that he wants to come back to ...