Join the conversation:

Gerardo Martino hired as coach of Argentina

Gerardo Martino hired as coach of Argentina

Posted by Juan Gavasa on August 13, 2014

Martino, 51, left Barca at the end of last season after one year which saw the Catalans fail to win a major trophy for the first time since 2007-08. He was manager of Paraguay between 2006 and 2011 and took them to the quarter-finals of the 2010 World Cup.

Sabella left after the 1-0 defeat by Germany in the World Cup final. Martino replaced Tito Vilanova at Barcelona in July 2013, signing a two-year contract at the Nou Camp club.

He oversaw 40 wins in his 59 games in charge of the 2012-13 champions, but failed to deliver domestic or European success. Barcelona exited the Champions League at the quarter-final stage, when they lost to Atletico Madrid.

They also lost to Real Madrid in the final of the Copa del Rey. Barcelona appointed their former midfielder Luis Enrique as Martino's replacement. Martino will be formally presented as new manager of Argentina on Thursday.

Link To Full Article: 

Facebook comments



Monthly newsletter featuring articles hand picked by our country managers from the best content across PanamericanWorld.



Monthly newsletter featuring articles hand picked by our country managers from the best content across the Caribbean Region on PanamericanWorld.

PANAMERICANWORLD COUNTRIES