Carlos Tevez secures appointment as club manager, heaps praise on his “model” Antonio Conte

New Rosario Central boss Carlos Tevez said he would like to sign Juventus target Angel Di Maria, while he labelled ex-Bianconeri coach Antonio Conte his “model.”

The former Argentina forward started his first managerial role on Tuesday just 17 days after retiring from playing.

And asked at his presentation whether he would be interested in signing compatriot and free agent Di Maria, who was born in Rosario and played for Central’s youth team, Tevez told reporters: “I can’t talk about this. I barely speak to my wife due to the amount of work I have!

“I would like him [Di Maria] to come, who wouldn’t? When the situation calms down, I will call him and ask what he wants to do.

“We know what he’s like: it would be very positive for the squad, for the experience he would bring to the guys.”

Tevez won the Champions League at Manchester United under Sir Alex Ferguson and reached another final at Juve with Massiliamo Allegri, while he also played for Roberto Mancini at Manchester City.

However, despite only spending 12 months with Conte in Turin, he singled out the Tottenham Hotspur boss for special praise. He added: “Conte is my model, he taught me a lot at Juventus.

“I will try to make my team play a little – even half as well – as his teams play.”

Tevez spent two seasons in Serie A with Juve, where we won back-to-back Serie A titles and a Coppa Italia. He scored 50 goals in 95 appearances across all competitions.

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