Former Shanghai Shenhua striker Carlos Tevez announces his retirement plan

Former Shanghai Shenhua striker Carlos Tevez has set his retirement date for the end of next season, when his contract with current club Boca Juniors expires.

Tevez rejoined his boyhood club Boca Juniors in January from Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua, where he was the highest paid footballer in the world.

“I’ll leave football behind when my contract with Boca expires at the end of next year,” he told Canal 13, as quoted by Daily Mail.

“Other times, I missed the club when I left, but this time it won’t be the same. I won’t go to another team and I’ll retire with this jersey.

“I don’t want to retire and then become a coach or director. I must prepare for such a role first.

“I enjoy playing, but things do not work out the way I want them to come in. At the end of next year I will retire, but I would like to remain attached to the club.

“First I have to prepare, and then see what I do, my family too, you have to have a cool head to see afterwards what you want to do.”

The former Manchester City and Juventus striker endured a nightmare in China, scoring just four goals in 16 Chinese Super League appearances amid accusations of a poor work ethic.

It was a poor performances from the former Argentina international as he arrived as the world’s best-paid player when he signed a two-year deal with Shenhua in December 2016 worth a reported £615,000 a week.