According to various journalists close to the Mexico National Team, including Fernando Cevallos of beIN Sports and Gibrain Araige of Univision Deportes, Gerardo “Tata” Martino has reached an agreement to take over the Mexico National Team.
Gerardo el ‘Tata’ Martino está firmado y será presentado como nuevo técnico de la Selección Mexicana una o dos semanas después de que termine su participación con Atlanta en los playoffs de la MLS...— Fernando Cevallos (@FerCevallosF) November 15, 2018
The deal is reported to be of 8.8 million dollars across four years and is only pending Martino’s official signature.
Martino is currently in charge of Atlanta United and can’t sign a contract until the conclusion of the 2018 MLS Season, where his team is currently competing in the Eastern Conferencia Final.
News of a deal first came into light a few months ago through Fernando Cevallos, and shortly after, spread through other news sources, most notably TV Azteca.
While rumors of other possible candidates circulated in the past few weeks, Martino always seemed like the Mexican Federation’s number one candidate.
At the moment, the Mexico National Team is in South America to take on Argentina twice in El Tri’s final two friendlies of the year.