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Full name  Gerardo Daniel Martino
Name  Gerardo Martino
Spouse  Maria Alejandra Martino
1972–1980  Newell's Old Boys
Career start  1980
Current team  Argentina (manager)
Height  1.75 m
Role  Footballer

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Date of birth  (1962-11-20) 20 November 1962 (age 53)
Place of birth  Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina
Team coached  Argentina national football team (Manager, since 2014)
Children  Maria Noel Martino, Gerardo Andres Martino Jr., Maria Celeste Martino
Similar People  Lionel Messi, Javier Mascherano, Alejandro Sabella, Carlos Tevez, Gonzalo Higuain

Playing position  Attacking midfielder

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Gerardo Daniel "Tata" Martino (born 20 November 1962) is a former Argentine footballer who is the manager of Atlanta United FC.

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Martino played mostly for Newell's Old Boys in his native Rosario. He holds the record of appearances with the team playing a total of 505 matches in all official competitions. He was also selected in a fan's poll as Newell's best player throughout the club's history.

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Martino was chosen to replace Tito Vilanova as manager of FC Barcelona at the start of the 2013–14 season, but announced his resignation on 17 May 2014, though his side finished runner-up in both the Copa del Rey and La Liga that season. In 2015, he led Argentina to the Copa América Final, only to be defeated by hosts Chile on penalties. His team also finished as runners-up in the Copa América Centenario, again losing to the defending champion Chile on penalties. On 5 July 2016, Martino resigned from the Argentine national team.

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Paraguay national team

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Martino was assigned as head coach of the Paraguayan national football team in February 2007, replacing Uruguayan Anibal "Maño" Ruiz. His knowledge and success while coaching Paraguayan clubs were the parameters that positioned him as the best option for the job (other candidates were Nery Pumpido and Miguel Ángel Russo). Previously, Martino had won the Paraguayan league four times from 2002 till 2006.

In 2008, Martino was linked for vacant managerial position of Iran Pro League side Steel Azin but the deal was cancelled due to personal reasons. On 5 July 2010, Martino announced that he would be stepping down as Paraguay coach on their return from the 2010 FIFA World Cup in which he led Paraguay to quarter-finals. Martino confirmed that with his four-year contract expiring, he would not be extending his spell in charge of the national side. However, on 10 July 2010, Martino agreed to stay on as Paraguay coach until after the 2011 Copa America, in which Paraguay were runners-up after losing to Uruguay in the final.

Newell's Old Boys

After Hernán Darío Gómez's departure from the Colombian national team, Martino received a proposition to coach the team but turned it down, opting instead to coach Newell's Old Boys, one of his former clubs as a player and a club which at the time was dangerously close to relegation to the Primera B Nacional, the second tier of Argentine football. However, a series of impressive results under Martino secured top-flight status for Newell's and Martino's reputation as a coach increased quite significantly.

Following his excellent first season at Newell's, Martino won the 2013 Torneo Final, the second and final stage of the Argentine Primera División season and reached the semi-finals of the 2013 Copa Libertadores. As a result, Martino won further plaudits as a coach, having transformed Newell's from a team facing relegation on his arrival to a title-winning side, in addition to the arguably more impressive feat of reaching the 2013 Copa Libertadores semi-final, the pinnacle club competition organized by CONMEBOL. It was this startling turnaround that further increased Martino's stock as a coach, and his achievements at Newell's soon caught the attention of various clubs in Europe, including FC Barcelona.

Barcelona

On 22 July 2013, Martino was confirmed as manager of Spanish club Barcelona to replace Tito Vilanova who resigned three days earlier. He signed a two-year deal at Barcelona. His first competitive game in charge of Barça was on 18 August 2013 against Levante, a game which Barcelona won 7–0 on the opening weekend of the 2013–14 La Liga season. On 26 October 2013, Martino won 2–1 against rivals Real Madrid at the Camp Nou, winning his first Clásico as a Barcelona manager. Three days later, Barcelona went on to win 0–3 at Celta de Vigo and Martino became the first coach in Barcelona history to not lose a game in their first 16 matches. On 26 November, Martino's unbeaten start as Barcelona coach came to an end after his 21st game in charge, as Barcelona lost 2–1 away at Ajax in the 2013–14 UEFA Champions League. After conceding the 2013–14 La Liga title on the last day of the season to Atlético Madrid, Martino announced he was to leave his role after just one year in charge during which he did not manage to win any major trophy except the Spanish Super Cup.

Argentina national team

On 12 August 2014, Martino was introduced as the new manager for the Argentine national team, succeeding Alejandro Sabella who took the side into the final against Germany at the World Cup in Brazil. In the 2015 Copa América, he reached the final, in which Argentina were runners-up after losing to hosts Chile on penalties. They also finished as runners-up in the Copa América Centenario Final on 26 June 2016 against Chile, again losing on penalties. On 5 July 2016, Martino resigned.

Atlanta United

After departing from Argentina, Martino was announced as Major League Soccer expansion team Atlanta United's inaugural season manager on September 27, 2016.

Managerial style

Gerardo Martino prefers to play a very high pressing and an attacking style of football. At Barcelona, Martino continued the club's preferred style of play tiki-taka along with his own tactics. All of Martino's teams have the same distinguishable traits: they play attack-minded football, they are creative and the style is based on quick passing. In addition, Martino's teams also pressure high up the pitch, play out from the back and depend on their youth systems.

Managerial statistics

As of 29 July 2017.

Personal life

Gerardo Martino is of Italian descent. His grandparents are from Ripacandida, Basilicata. Martino is married to fellow Argentine María Angélica.

Player

Newell's Old Boys
  • Argentine Primera División (3): 1987–88, 1990–91, 1992 (Clausura)
  • Manager

    Libertad
  • Paraguayan Primera Division: 2002, 2003, 2006
  • Cerro Porteño
  • Paraguayan Primera Division: 2004
  • Newell's Old Boys
  • Argentine Primera Division: 2013 Final
  • Paraguay
  • Copa América Runner-up: 2011
  • Barcelona
  • Supercopa de España: 2013
  • Copa del Rey Runner-up: 2014
  • Argentina
  • Copa América Runner-up: 2015, 2016
  • Individual

  • South American Coach of the Year (1): 2007
  • References

    Gerardo Martino Wikipedia


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