(FILES) Barcelona's Argentinian coach Gerardo "Tata" Martino reacts during the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona vs Club Atletico de Madrid at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on May 17, 2014. AFP PHOTO/ LLUIS GENE
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
Gerardo Martino admits he was only there to make up the numbers when he pulled on the Argentina shirt for his one and only cap in 1991, but he now has the chance to leave a lasting impression on the national side after being named coach Tuesday.After a disappointing season as coach of Barcelona, Martino takes the reins of an Argentina side that came agonizingly close to World Cup glory a month ago, losing the final to Germany under Alejandro Sabella.Martino has always coveted the top job with the Argentina team.Martino, regarded as a methodical coach who plans matches down to the smallest detail, resigned after Barcelona drew with Atletico Madrid to finish second to them in La Liga.Martino then took charge of Paraguay for five years, guiding them to the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time in 2010 and the Copa America final in Argentina in 2011 .
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE