Carlos Tevez has been named first-team coach of Argentine giants Rosario Central, which is his first management position.
The former Manchester United, West Ham and Manchester City forward recently confirmed he was hanging up his boots in football and has now commenced his coaching career
The former Manchester City and Manchester United striker only announced his retirement earlier this month. Tevez last played for Boca Juniors, with whom he scored 22 goals in 66 league appearances before departing in June 2021.
That marked an end to a brilliant playing career that stretched more than two decades and featured more than 300 club goals, with stops in Argentina, Brazil, England, Italy, and China. In 76 international appearances for Argentina, Tevez scored 13 goals.
After reaching an agreement, Rosario Central approved his nomination on a 12-month term that will begin on Tuesday. Carlos Retegui will be part of Tevez’s coaching staff, according to the Argentine club.
Tevez, who played for West Ham, Manchester United, and Manchester City during his seven seasons in English football, withdrew from the game in 2021 after losing his father to Covid,
but has recently returned to the game as a manager for the first time. According to a story published by Argentine media source Ole this week, Tevez lacked the necessary coaching credentials for the job, and that the choice of Retegui, who had, would allow the former attacker to play a significant role from the bench. Diego, Miguel, and Ariel Tevez, siblings, will join the coaching staff, according to the same article.
“When I saw him, I recognized that he has the flare of a winner,” Rosario Central vice-president Ricardo Carloni said of bringing Tevez into the club. We discussed the club’s projects, and he seemed like a kind guy.” In a recent interview, Tevez stated: “I intend to work as a coach. That is a decision I have made. I’m getting the same butterflies in my tummy as when I was playing. My squad will play football the way I want it to be played.”
Tevez has been picking the brains of Serie A champions Max Allegri and Stefano Pioli after attending training sessions with both Juventus and Milan, despite having little to no experience in first-team management. Rosario goalkeeper Servio expressed excitement at the prospect of working with Tevez.
“The fact that Carlos Tevez is able to be here means a lot to me.” If he comes here, the gang will fight to the death for him. I’m hoping he’ll show up. He has a lot of playing experience, and we’re all eager to learn and assist Central “he stated Tevez scored 308 goals in 746 appearances during the course of his brilliant career, which saw him play in five different nations. He began his career at Boca Juniors, before moving on to West Ham United, Manchester City, and Juventus.