Barcelone Official: Gerard Martino, new coach of FC Barcelona

TataMartino-300x150We already announced you this yesterday. Gerard Martino has been formalized as the new coach of FC Barcelona. This is for the next two years. He thus takes over from Tito Vilanova, who resigned last Friday following a relapse of his throat cancer.

Martino arrives from Newell’s Old Boys, an Argentinean club where began Lionel Messi. Moreover, the Argentinean star of Barcelona did not hesitate to support the technician arrival. In neutral since its opening, the transfer window of the Catalan club could accelerate. Priorities are in defense and attack particularly to replace David Villa.

The man nicknamed “Tata” is the fourth Argentinean coach of Barca after Helenio Herrera (1958-1960, 1980-1981), Roque Olsen (1965-1967) and Cesar Luis Menotti (1983-1984). He was in competition with the former of the home Luis Enrique. Many are skeptical about his appointment.

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