Argentina FA president Claudio TAPIA talks Atlanta United coach Tata MARTINO
AFA president Claudio TAPIA appears to be a big fan of current Atlanta United coach Gerardo “Tata” MARTINO.
While many names have been floating around as to who will become the new coach of the Argentina National Team, one surprise name has come up recently. It’s not Diego SIMEONE, nor Mauricio POCHETTINO or even the name of Marcelo GALLARDO.
Former Argentina coach Gerardo “Tata” MARTINO received a lot of praise from president Claudio TAPIA. Speaking with Fox Sports in Argentina, here’s what TAPIA had to say:
“I have an excellent relationship with MARTINO. He had to leave (his position as Argentina coach) due to a very unique situation. We, the executives of Argentine football were responsable.
“I really like the work he did with the Argentina National Team.
“He played key matches and difficult matches without MESSI and he got results. He started a change within the National Team.”
Gerardo “Tata” MARTINO currently has a contract with MLS club Atlanta United until December and the idea appears to be that TAPIA would bring him in as new coach in January.