Gerardo Martino is the fourth argentinian coach in the history of Barcelona after Roque Olsen, Helenio Herrera and Cesar Luis Menotti.
Throughout his career, Gerardo "Tata" Martino prepared teams like Arrecifes Brown, Platen Instituto, Libertad, Cerro Porteno, Colon, Libertad, Paraguay and Newell's Old Boys. The understanding with the Catalan club is valid for the next two seasons.
FC Barcelona President Sandro Rosell announced last week that Tito Vilanova technician can not be the Catalan coach anymore because of health problems.Saturday evening, Tito Vilanova thanked all the FC Barcelona fans for support in an open letter posted on the Barca club's website.Vilanova, former first mate of Josep Guardiola took over the team last season and he have a contract with FC Barcelona until the summer of 2014.
Barcelona game will not have to suffer with the coming of Martino on the technical bench. Fresh appointed to replace Tito Vilanova, Tata Martino is exactly what Barcelona needed. One of the characterizations that have been made over time is that Martino's values are derived from the Catalans philosophy.
South American Technician game uses the same system that was used during Guardiola's Barcelona; is a game without a striker and the goalkeeper must have very strong legs. In addition, Martino is the kind of coach that group is very important and motivational speech is an important moment in the locker room.
Portrait of Gerardo "Tata" Martino
He requires pressing the opponent to recover the ball
Prefer 4-3-3 system, but is not a rigid coach
He has a motivational speech to the students
He is obsessed with details
Disciple of Bielsa, the former coach of Bilbao
The team is more important than the individualities
Try to solve the problem of the team: air game
He wants the goalkeeper to kick the ball with both feet and a retired striker
Humility and simplicity are team values.