Tata for Tito: Who is new Barcelona manager Gerardo Martino?

A fact-file of the Argentinian head coach known as 'Tata' that has taken over at the Nou Camp
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With Barcelona today confirming that Gerardo Martino will replace Tito Vilanova as head coach, we take a look at his career to date and ask the question - who is Tata?

Name: Gerardo 'Tata' Martino

Date of Birth: November 20 1962

Place of Birth: Rosario, Argentina


Playing Career:

1980-1990 Newell's Old Boys

1991 Tenerife

1991-1994 Newell's Old Boys

1994-1995 Lanus

1995 Newell's Old Boys

1996 Barcelona SC

1996 O'Higgins


Managerial career:

1998 Brown de Arrecifes

1999 Platense

2000 Instituto

2002–2003 Libertad

2003–2004 Cerro Porteño

2005 Colón

2005–2006 Libertad

2006–2011 Paraguay

2012–2013 Newell's Old Boys

2013 FC Barcelona



As a player:

Newell's Old Boys - Argentine Primera División (3): 1987–88, 1990–91, 1992 Clausura

Voted Newell's Old Boys best ever player.


As a manager:

Libertad - Paraguayan Primera División: 2002, 2003, 2006

Cerro Porteño - Paraguayan Primera División: 2004

Paraguay - South American Coach of the Year: 2007