Carlos Tevez is set to retire from football in 2021 and then embark in a surprise new career in politics, it is claimed.
According to reports in his native Argentina, the 36-year-old plans to hang up his boots following his third spell with hometown club Boca Juniors.
Tevez was a sensation for Man United between 2007 and 2009
The former Manchester United, Man City, West Ham and Juventus ace has decided to call time on his career for a number of reasons, including the poor health of his father.
And, according to El Destape in Argentina, El Apache will move away from football once Boca’s participation in the 2020 Copa Libertadores ends in January 2021.
Tevez will then make a surprise move to the political world, with the 36-year-old reportedly holding aspirations to work for ex-president Mauricio Macri.
Tevez has 11 league titles, one European Cup and an Olympic gold to his name over an almost 20-year career at the top of the game.
After a glittering career in Europe, he returned to boyhood club Boca in 2015 where he has helped the Argentine giants to four Primera Division crowns, plus the Copa Argentina and the Supercopa Argentina titles.
Tevez has capped his career with a glittering spell back at hometown club Boca Juniors
And having struck up a close friendship with Macri, including doing several business deals with the politician, it appears hes eyeing a complete career change when he hangs up his boots.
But the reports in his homeland claim he and Macri will stay closer to the game than to governance of the country.
Tevez is apparently set to help Macri in the race to become Boca Juniors next club president, in opposition of current chief Jorge Amea, whose second vice president is none other than former player Juan Roman Riquelme.
Teams: Boca Juniors, Corinthians, West Ham, Man United, Man City, Juventus, Boca Juniors, Shanghai Shenhua, Boca Juniors
Club games: 718
Club goals: 302
Argentine top-flight titles: 5
Brazilian top-flight titles: 1
Premier League titles: 3
Serie A titles: 2
Champions League titles: 1
Other club trophies: 13
International games: 76
International goals: 13
International trophies: 2004 Olympic Games gold medal