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Who is Gerardo Martino?
Gerardo Daniel “Tata” Martino is an Argentine professional former footballer and a notable current manager of the Mexico national team. In his playing career, mostly he played for Newell’s Old Boys in his native Rosario. And he holds the record of appearances with the team playing a total of 505 matches in all official competitions Moreover, he was selected in a fan’s poll as Newell’s best player throughout the club’s history.
At the start of the 2013-14 season, he was chosen to replace Tito Vilanova as manager of FC Barcelona but announced his resignation on May 17, 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 America final but was defeated by hosts Chile on penalties. Moreover, his team also finished as runners-up in the Copa America Centenario but lost again to the defending champion Chile on penalties. Martino on July 5, 2016, resigned from the Argentine national team.
He was named the head coach in 2017 of Atlanta United FC a Major League Soccer expansion team. He went ahead and led the team to an MLS Cup victory in their second season and was thus named the MLS Coach of the Year before departing for the Mexico national team.
How Old Is Gerardo Martino?
He is 59 years old as of June 2022, having been born on November 20, 1962, in Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina. Martino shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; Joe Biden, Future, Michael Clifford, Salice Rose, Lilypichu, and many more.
Gerardo Martino Family
Who are Gerardo Martino Parents?
He was born to Gerardo Martino (Father died in September 2013) and Mabel Capigiloni (Mother).
Does Gerardo Martino have Siblings?
There is no information showing whether he has siblings or was born as the only child. In case there is news regarding this matter, we will update it here as soon as possible.
Gerardo Martino Education
Information regarding where he received his high school/college education is not mentioned on the internet.
Gerardo Martino Marital Status
He is married to the love of his life Maria Alejandra Martino.
Gerardo Martino Kids
He and his wife Maria have three kids. A son by the name Gerardo Andres Martino Jr. And two daughters by the name Maria Noel Martino and Maria Celeste Martino.
Gerardo Martino Coaching Career
A Career with the Paraguay National Team
In February 2007, he was assigned as head coach of the Paraguayan national football team replacing Uruguayan Anibal “Mano” Ruiz. His success while coaching Paraguayan clubs and coaching knowledge led him to be positioned as the best option for the job (over other candidates Nery Pumpido and Miguel Angel Russo). From 2002 to 2006, he had won the Paraguayan league four times.
He was then linked for a vacant managerial position of Iran Pro League side Steel Azin in 2008 but the deal was canceled due to personal reasons. He then announced on July 5, 2010, that he would be stepping down as Paraguay coach on their return from the 2010 FIFA World Cup in which he led Paraguay to the quarter-finals. However, he agreed to stay on as Paraguay’s coach on July 10, 2010, until after the 2011 Copa America in which Paraguay was runners-up losing to Uruguay in the final.
A Career at Newell’s Old Boys
After Hernan Dario Gomez’s departure from the Colombian national team, Martino then received a proposition to coach the team but turned it down instead of opting to coach Newell’s Old Boys one of his former clubs as a player. By the time he took the job as coach of Newell, the team was dangerously close to relegation to the Primera B Nacional the second tier of Argentine football.
However, after a series of excellent and impressive results under Martino, the team secured top-flight status, and Martino’s reputation as a coach impressed quite significantly. Following his first season of excel at Newell’s, he went on and won the 2013 Torneo Final and reached the semi-finals of the 2013 Copa Libertadores. As a result, he won further applause as a coach having transformed Newell’s from facing relegation to a title-winning side. His achievements at Newell’s caught the attention of various clubs in Europe including FC Barcelona.
A Career at Barcelona
Martino was confirmed on July 7, 2013, as manager of Spanish club Barcelona to replace Tito Vilanova who had resigned three days earlier. He then signed a two-year deal at Barcelona. On August 18, 2013, was his first competitive game in charge of Barca against Levante. In that game, Barcelona won 7-0 on the opening weekend of the 2013-14 La Liga season. He then won against rivals Real Madrid 2-1 on October 26, 2013, at the Camp Nou, this became his first Clasico win as a Barcelona manager.
Three days later, he went on to win with Barcelona in a 0-3 win at Celta de Vigo. And thus Martino became the first coach in Barcelona history to not lose a game in their first 16 games. However, his unbeaten streak as Barcelona coach came to an end when Barcelona lost 2-1 away at Ajax in the 2013-14 UEFA Champions League. After suffering the 2013-14 La Liga title on the last day of the season to Atletico Madrid, Martino announced he was to leave his role after just one year left in his contract.
A Career with the Argentina National Team
Martino was introduced as the new manager of the Argentine national team on August 12, 2014. Succeeding Alejandro Sabella who took the side into the final against Germany at the World Cup in Brazil. He reached the final with Argentina in the 2015 Copa America. Argentina was runners-up after losing to hosts Chile on penalties. Moreover, on June 26, 2016, they finished as runners-up in the Copa America Centenario Final but again lost to Chile on penalties. On July 5, 2016, he resigned.
A Career at Atlanta United
After departing from Argentina, on September 27, 2016, he was announced as Major League Soccer expansion team Atlanta United’s inaugural season head coach. On October 23, 2018, he announced he would not renew his contract with Atlanta. Following the conclusion of the 2018 MLS season citing personal reasons. Martino’s last match with Atlanta helped them defeat Portland Timbers in the MLS Cup thus Atlanta winning their first league title.
A Career with the Mexico National Team
Martino was announced as head coach of the Mexico national team on January 7, 2019. In his return to international management after leaving Argentina in May 2016. He won his first match with Mexico on March 22 with a 3-1 win over Chile in a friendly. That same year later, he and Mexico won the CONCACAF Gold Cup over rivals the United States in a 1-0 victory. This became his first national title. However, in 2021, he lost both the 2021 CONCACAF Nations League Final and CONCACAF Gold Cup to the United States.
Gerardo Martino Height and Measurements
Adding up to his well-built body is a height of 5ft 9inches (1.75m) and a weight of 78kg (172lbs).
Gerardo Martino’s Salary and Net Worth
He has a salary of $7 million and a net worth of $25 million.