Carlos Tevez, also known as “The Apache,” is set to don the role of a head coach for Independiente.
The team finds itself engulfed in a relegation battle after Huracán’s recent victory over Banfield pushed Independiente into the relegation zone. If the league ended today, a three-way showdown between Independiente, Huracán, and Colón would determine who drops down a division.
Tevez emerged as the preferred choice over other contenders like Walter Erviti. In a meeting with club president Néstor Grindetti and members of the technical staff, Tevez presented his plan to rescue the team from its dire situation. He expressed his enthusiasm and commitment to the cause, even offering to take a significant pay cut until December, with discussions about his contract terms slated for later.
The focus for Tevez is clearly not financial gain; he’s prioritizing the team’s revival. His wishlist includes strengthening the squad with a defender, a winger, and possibly Domingo Blanco, currently with Dnipro in Ukraine. Tevez’s proposal also emphasizes nurturing and integrating young talents into the team, building on his previous coaching experience at Rosario Central.
Carlos Tevez’s appointment was not without competition. Other candidates like Ariel Holan, Gabriel Milito, and Mauricio Pellegrino were considered, but Tevez’s reputation and determination secured him the role. His coaching staff, including his brothers and Mario Pobersnik, will assist him in this challenging endeavor.