CARLOS TEVEZ has taken his first steps into management after completing a deal to become boss at Argentine Premier League side Rosario Central.

The 38-year-old brought down the curtain on his playing career earlier this month, following the death of his father.

But now the former West Ham striker that scored seven goals for the club has moved quickly into coaching.

Tevez’s playing career effectively ended at Boca Juniors in 2021, with the Argentina forward enjoying a return to his first club.

Now the 76-cap striker will take on his first challenge in the dugout however, having signed a 12-month deal to take charge at Rosario.

“Carlos Tevez is the manager of Rosario Central,” confirmed the club in a tweet.

Tevez won three Premier League titles, two Scudetti with Juventus and the Champions League, while also helping Argentina to three Copa America finals.

In his first press conference, Tevez told media: "I am confident that we are going to move the club forward.

"When I thought of dedicating myself to being a coach, I thought of 4 teams and one of those was Rosario Central, that is why I did not hesitate when they called me to listen to the proposal.

"I told the players that they have to show me in every training session that they want to be Central players.

"I take into account the importance of the Clásico and what is played, more so in this city"