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

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