'Tata' Martino takes charge of Mexico with his eye on the football World Cup

File photo of Gerardo Martino Photograph:( Reuters )

Reuters Mexico Jan 08, 2019, 02.18 PM (IST)

The Argentine, Gerardo 'Tata' Martino was presented on Monday (January 07) as the head coach of Mexico's national soccer selection and said his first order of business would be to to put together a quick diagnosis of Mexico's players.

The former head coach of the Argentine national team comes to Mexico after having won the MLS championship as head coach of Atlanta United.

The 56-year-old Martino lead the Argentine national selection that lost the Copa America finals in 2015 and 2016. He also previously worked for Barcelona and the Paraguayan national selection, which he lead to the quarterfinals in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

Martino's debut with Mexico will come on March 23 in a friendly match against Chile followed three days later by one with Paraguay.

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The former head coach of the Argentine national team comes to Mexico after having won the MLS championship as head coach of Atlanta United.