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Atlanta United’s “Tata” Martino to become next Mexico National Team coach — Report

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According to ESPN Deportes journalist Hernan Pereyra, Gerardo “Tata” Martino is set to become the next manager of the Mexico National Team. The news comes after beIN Sports journalist Fernando Cevallos, also hinted that Tata could be on his way to El Tri.

Just a few days ago, the Mexican Federation confirmed that it was still evaluating potential candidates, conducting 15 in-person interviews and nine phone interviews, one of which was rumored to have been Martino.

One name that had gained less traction in the last few hours was that of interim coach Ricardo “Tuca” Ferretti. In an interview with FOX Deportes, Ferretti confirmed that his contract with Tigres was a potential obstacle in any negotiations with the Mexican Federation and he was told he could not leave the six-time Liga MX champions. On Tuesday, the FMF made it official and took Ferretti out of the running.

Gerardo “Tata” Martino has been manager of Atlanta United since 2016, leading the franchise to the Playoffs in their first ever MLS season. Currently, Atlanta United are first in the Eastern Conference standings with 63 points in 30 matches.