Gerardo “Tata” Martino with the Mexico National Team is becoming more and more of a reality. Azteca Deportes is now reporting that Martino will be officially announced in early December as El Tri’s next manager. December 8 to be more specific.
¡Atención! ⚠— Azteca Deportes (@AztecaDeportes) October 16, 2018
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The news coincides with earlier reports from ESPN Deportes and beIN Sports journalist Fernando Cevallos. It also comes from fame commentator and analyst David Medrano, who is amongst the most trusted sources in Mexican football.
One reason for the delayed announcement could be that Martino is currently serving as manager of Major League Soccer’s Atlanta United. At the moment, the MLS season is down to its last few games of the regular season, and Atlanta United is one of the teams already qualified to the MLS Cup Playoffs.
Martino would replace Juan Carlos Osorio at the helm of the Mexico National Team. Martino already has two previous national team stints in his resume, Paraguay from 2007-2011 and Argentina from 2014-2016.