Tuesday, July 23, 2013

GERADO MARTINO REPLACES VILANOVA AS BARCELONA COACH AFTER SIGNING TWO YEAR DEAL WITH LA LIGA CHAMPIONS




Spanish La Liga side, Barcelona have announced that argentine coach Gerardo Martino is to take over from Tito Vilanova as the club's coach on a two-year contract.

Martino, who led Newell's old boys to the Argentinian Clausura title last season, has been appointed after it was announced on Friday that Vilanova was stepping down after a recurrence of his throat cancer.

Details of his arrival in Barcelona and official presentation by the Spanish champions will be announced on Tuesday. 

He becomes the fourth argentine to manage Barca after Helenio Herrera, Roque Olsen and Cesar Luis menotti. 

It will be Martino's first job outside of South America since a six-month spell playing for Tenerife in 1991. 

Source: bbc sport/espn

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