Former Manchester United and Manchester City striker, Carlos Tevez, has been appointed manager of Argentine Primera Division side Rosario Central just over a week after he officially announced his retirement as a player.
Rosario Central made the announcement on their Twitter handle on Tuesday.
Tevez has signed a one-year deal with Rosario, currently 22nd in Argentina’s top flight, which contains 28 clubs, after four games in the second phase of the season.
The 38-year-old officially retired as a player earlier this month, citing the death of his father Segundo Raimundo as the reason for his retirement.
“I have retired, it’s confirmed,” he said, according to the Mundo Albiceleste website.
“They offered me many things, including from the United States. But that’s it, I have given everything.
“Playing the last year was very difficult but I was able to see my old man. I stopped playing because I lost my number one fan.”
Tevez won three Premier League titles, the FA Cup, the Champions League and two Serie A titles during a successful career which stretched across seven teams and over two decades.
He moved to Corinthians before his switch to West Ham, where he controversially scored the winning goal on the final day of the season in 2007 to keep the Hammers in the Premier League.
He had spells with Juventus, Boca Junior and Shanghai Shenhua before returning to Argentina in 2018.