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Mexico National Team target “Tata” Martino to leave Atlanta United

MLS: Atlanta United FC at San Jose Earthquakes Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Gerardo “Tata” Martino, one of the primary candidates to take over the Mexico National Team, has taken the decision to leave Atlanta United at the end of the Major League Soccer season. Atlanta United confirmed the decision via a statement on their website on Tuesday morning.

Martino is said to be the Mexican Federation’s number one candidate to replace Juan Carlos Osorio as manager of the team, with several news outlets already confirming that the deal is already closed.

In addition to the Mexico National Team, Martino is also said to be in the list of candidates for the Argentina National Team. Martino, who is from Argentina, previously managed “La Albiceleste” from 2014-2016, coaching in both the 2015 Copa America and the 2016 Copa America Centenario.

Currently, Martino’s Atlanta United is atop MLS’s Eastern Conference standings with 69 points and has already clinched a place in the MLS Cup Playoffs.