A new chapter will finally open for Argentina under the guidance of Gerardo MARTINO as he was finally presented by the AFA as the National Team’s new manager.
In his first press conference, the first thing he said was "It's an honor to hold this position."
His first task, as we all know will be the friendly against Germany on the 3rd of September. Apparently he will also recall all 23 players who were part of the World Cup squad in Brazil for that friendly but also assured that the doors are open to everyone (perhaps a clear reference to Carlos TEVEZ).
His contract will run until the end of the qualification for the 2018 World Cup and will be automatic extended should the team qualify for the actual tournament.
In between, he will have plenty tournaments that will keep him busy for the next four years as he is also responsible for managing the Youth team, something which he is keen to look into with regards of bringing in new talent to the senior set up.
He also gave a hint that he will be looking at the style of play he had adapted with Newell’s Old Boys compared to Barcelona.
He did spoke specifically about Lionel MESSI and Javier MASCHERANO, whom he knew too well from his time at Barcelona, saying that "I have the advantage of having worked with them.”
With the said, it’s time to welcome everyone to the Tata MARTINO era of Argentina!