Tevez debuts as DT of Central against Gimnasia

The match will be refereed by Patricio Loustau and televised by the ESPN Premium cable signal.

At 38, the former player for Boca, Corinthians, West Ham, Manchester City, Manchester United, Juventus and the Argentine national team will begin his career as technical director.

Tevez, icon of the “xeneize” club and hence the controversy surrounding his arrival at the “scoundrel”, He will be sitting on the Central bench after completing the two-year coaching course dictated by the Argentine Football Association, close friends with the Auriazul leadership confirmed to Télam today.

With all the players available -including right midfielder Walter Montoya, who left the match against Vélez due to a hamstring injury- the formation that Tevez will stop is unknown, firstly because he is making his debut, and secondly because Central played poorly in the defeat against Vélez and could try some changes, although they would not be so many because he has not yet asked for reinforcements.

Tevez still does not have the two reinforcements that arrived at Central, the midfielder Francis Mac Allister and his Colombian pair José Leudo, because the club is still inhibited, despite the fact that he paid a debt to Olimpia from Paraguay for the pass from defender José Leguizamon. It would only be enabled tomorrow, but almost without time to be able to register these two reinforcements for this match.

“What they said that I asked for reinforcements is a lie because when I was a player I didn’t like the coaches who asked for reinforcements without first seeing what they had in the club, so now that I’m a coach I’m not going to do what I didn’t like being done to me,” held the “Apache”.

“Here we all start from scratch. I still do not have the scanner of each player. Whoever wants to play in Central has to prove it to me in practices and in games,” Tevez warned last Tuesday during the presentation at the Gigante de Arroyito, after leading his first practice.

One of the first requests that Tevez made to the leaders of Central is the complete remodeling of the campus gym on the Arroyo Seco campus, where he obtained a series of state-of-the-art machines through a company.

Another requirement from Tevez was to take the squad next week to do a mini preseason at the AFA campus in Ezeiza, for which the “scoundrel” leaders managed to postpone next Tuesday’s match against Quilmes, for the 16th round of the Argentine Cup, to be played in late July or early August.

Opposite will be the surprising Gymnastics of “Pipo” Gorosito, who comes from beating Racing 3-1 with some controversial plays and with the VAR that stopped working in a period of complement. The “Wolf” is third with eight points, two behind the leader Newell’s, and has a streak of nine games undefeated, with seven wins and two draws.

Uruguayan Gimnasia midfielder Brahian Alemán said this week of Tevez’s debut as coach: “It’s like when Diego was in Gimnasia. I wish him the best, but after he plays with us.”

A full stadium is expected after Tevez’s words that were music to the ears “Canallas”: “I chose this club for its people, who are very passionate, like Boca’s. Central is a sleeping giant and you have to wake it up”.

possible formations
Central Rosario: Gaspar Servio; Damián Martínez or Fernando Torrent, Facundo Almada, Juan Cruz Komar and Lautaro Blanco; Walter Montoya, Mateo Tanlongo or Claudio Yacob, Marcelo Benítez and Luciano Ferreyra; Facundo Buonanotte or Lucas Gamba and Alejo Véliz. DT: Carlos Tevez.

Gymnastics and Fencing La Plata: Rodrigo Rey; Guillermo Enrique, Leonardo Morales, Oscar Piris and Matías Melluso; Lautaro Chávez, Agustín Cardozo, Brahian Alemán and Ramón Sosa; Eric Ramirez and Franco Soldano. DT: Nestor Gorosito.

Stadium: Rosario Central.

Time: 19.00.

Referee: Patricio Loustau.
TV: ESPN Premium.

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