Carlos Tevez has been appointed as the new manager of Argentinian club Rosario Central shortly after his recent retirement as a player.
Tevez has signed a 12-month contract, with the top-flight Argentine confirming the news on Tuesday. In the announcement, they also revealed that Tevez will be assisted by Carlos ‘El Chapa’ Retegui as part of a new-look backroom staff.
While this may not appear like a high profile job for Tevez, he has done well to get this post after it was reported he was up against experienced coach Pablo Sanchez for the job. Sanchez would have come with 15 years of previous managerial experience.
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Some may feel surprised that Tevez has entered the managerial ring so quickly, but he said after his third spell with Boca Juniors last year that he was going to embark on a career in management.
“I’m going to be a coach, I made the decision that I’m going to manage,” he said at the time. “I get excited, I’m very hooked. I’m ready to manage now.”
The 38-year-old had an incredible 21-year-long career as a striker, scoring 308 goals in 746 matches for seven clubs (Boca Juniors, Corinthians, West Ham United, Manchester United, Manchester City, Juventus and Shanghai Shenhua) and the Argentina national team. At the height of his career, Tevez won league titles in England, twice with Manchester United and once with Manchester City. In his two years with the Red Devils he was part of their 2007-08 Champions League-winning side.
Rosario currently sit 22nd in the Argentina Primera Division after four matches, with Tevez having his work cut out for him in his first role in the dugout.
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