Former Barcelona head coach Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino has been announced as the new manager of the Mexican national team following the departure of former boss Juan Carlos Osorio.
Carlos Osorio led Mexico to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia but was left disappointed by the team’s performance at the tournament, eventually deciding to call the quits.
Gerardo Martino has been announced as the man to lead the North American country to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, which will surely be a very difficult task for the Argentinian manager.
The head coach was presented by the Mexican Football Federation, Federacion Mexicana de Futbol (FMF) last week at an official press conference as Juan Carlos Osorio’s successor.
Speaking at his unveiling, Martino pledged his commitment to the country, revealing his commitment to work with utmost honesty and respect.
He also had words of praise for Mexican players, acknowledging that the country is blessed with so many great players who are plying their trade in various European leagues.
Martino was quick to state his ambitions of playing a beautiful brand of attacking football with his Mexico team as he looks to lead them to the World Cup in Qatar come 2022.
The Argentine boss moves to Mexico following two largely successful seasons in the Major League Soccer with newly formed club Atlanta United. He is leaving the Atlanta-based club on a high, following his league title triumph in December 2018.
Martino brings in a wealth of experience to the Mexican national team, having previously managed a star-studded Barcelona team in the past, even leading them to the Spanish La Liga title during his reign. His major task at Mexico for the time being, will be to secure a spot at the 2022 FIFA World Cup and the supporters will be hoping he achieves just that.