Former coach, Vilanova resigned last week.
Argentine coach, Gerardo Martino, has been announced as the new coach for Spanish giants, Barcelona.
Martino’s appointment was confirmed Tuesday morning having been handed a two-year deal that would see him succeed former coach Tito Vilanova who resigned last week due to his need to undergo treatment for a cancer relapse.
“Barcelona have reached an agreement to sign Gerardo Martino as the new first team coach for the next two seasons,” a statement from the club reads.
“The agreement is still pending the drafting and signing of his contract. The schedule for his trip to Barcelona, signature of his contract and official presentation will be announced in the next few hours.”
Martino, 50, has never coached in Europe, but was named South American Coach of the Year in 2007 for his work with the Paraguay national team.
He becomes the fourth Argentine coach in Barcelona’s history after Roque Olsen, Helenio Herrera and Cesar Luis Menotti.
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