Former Man Utd, Man City & West Ham striker takes first coaching job in Argentina

Carlos Tevez has been appointed as the new manager of Rosario Central.

Former Manchester United and Manchester City striker Carlos Teve has been appointed the new manager of Argentinian club Rosario Central.

The 38-year-old, who only retired as a player earlier this month, has quickly been handed the reins at his first club.

Rosario Central made the announcement on Tuesday and said via a tweet: “Welcome Carlos Tevez to the most passionate club in the world.”

Tevez last played for Boca Juniors in his homeland. Credit: Getty.

The club play in the top flight of Argentinian football and are currently placed 24th out of 28 sides in the league.

Tevez’s first game will take place on Friday 24 June (23:00 BST) when Rosario Central face Gimnasia in the league.

There had been reports by Argentine outlet Ole that Tevez lacked the coaching qualifications to be manager and would instead be appointed initially as a ‘waterboy’.

Tevez helped Manchester City win their first Premier League title in 2012. Credit: Getty.

Yet that suggestion appears to be unfounded, and the Sun claim he beat experienced coach  Pablo Sanchez to the role. Tevez has signed a one-year deal and will be assisted by Carlos Retegui and his brothers.

"I am really excited about the project I am putting together with my brothers and Chapa Retegui. I have decided to coach,” the ex-forward recently told Ole.

“We have been working together for four or five months and we are putting together a really good, global project. I am really into this.”

“I have the same butterflies in my stomach as I had when I played. My teams are going to play the way I feel football."

During his distinguished career, Tevez represented United, City, West Ham and Juventus as well as playing in China and Argentina.

His most impressive performances in the Premier League came when playing at Etihad, with Tevez netting 73 times in 148 appearances for City, where he was voted Player of the Year in 2009/10 before claiming the Golden Boot a year later.

Tevez also won league titles in England, Italy and Argentina and lifted the Champions League with United in 2008.