Mexico unveils Martino as new manager
The Mexico men's national team has its new manager.
Gerardo "Tata" Martino, who led Atlanta United to their first MLS Cup title this past season before stepping down, was officially announced as El Tri's head coach on Monday.
Martino, 56, carries a loaded managerial resume with both international and club experience. He oversaw Paraguay from 2007-11, guiding the country to a best-ever quarterfinal showing at the 2010 World Cup before a runner-up finish at the 2011 Copa America.
Following a stint with Newell's Old Boys in his native Argentina, Martino took over Catalan giants Barcelona for the 2013-14 campaign, but only managed to win the Spanish Super Cup. He was then named Argentina's manager following the nation's 2014 World Cup final loss to Germany, but resigned in July 2016 after losing both the 2015 and '16 Copa America finals to Chile on penalties.
Martino is now replacing Juan Carlos Osorio at Mexico's helm after the latter stepped down following a round-of-16 loss to Brazil at the 2018 World Cup. Osorio was later named Paraguay manager in September.
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