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Gerardo 'Tato' Martino to be new Barcelona coach
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Gerardo 'Tato' Martino to be new Barcelona coach

Jul 23 2013, 5:24am CDT | by IANS

Madrid, July 23 (IANS) Argentine Gerardo 'Tata' Martino is on the brink of being confirmed as the new coach of FC Barcelona, according to the Spanish press.

Madrid, July 23 — Argentine Gerardo 'Tata' Martino is on the brink of being confirmed as the new coach of FC Barcelona, according to the Spanish press. The club, however, has yet to make the news...

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Gerardo 'Tato' Martino to be new Barcelona coach

Jul 23 2013, 5:24am CDT | by IANS

Madrid, July 23 (IANS) Argentine Gerardo 'Tata' Martino is on the brink of being confirmed as the new coach of FC Barcelona, according to the Spanish press.

Madrid, July 23 — Argentine Gerardo 'Tata' Martino is on the brink of being confirmed as the new coach of FC Barcelona, according to the Spanish press.

The club, however, has yet to make the news official, reports Xinhua.

Spain's four different sports papers, El Mundo Deportivo, Marca, Diario Sport and Diario AS were Monday evening unanimous in their assertions that the current BBVA Primera Liga Champions have reached agreement with the former Newell's Old Boys and Paraguay coach to sign a three-year contract to become the replacement of Tito Vilanova.

Vilanova announced Friday he will step down from the position to continue his fight against cancer of the salivary gland.

Martino will be accompanied by his habitual assistants Elvio Paolorroso and Jorge Pautasso and is expected to arrive in Spain Wednesday when he will sign his contract and be officially presented to the press and fans.

Barcelona have moved quickly to replace Vilanova with the new season due to begin Aug 17 and have opted to look outside of the club, rather than move for former B-team coach and player Luis Enrique, who only recently agreed to coach Celta Vigo.

The 50-year-old Martino enjoyed a successful career as a player, making a record 505 appearances for Newell's before turning to coaching, where his career took him to Paraguay and the conquest of four league titles in that country before being named as Paraguay national coach for a successful five-year-spell.

He then returned to Newell's as a player taking the historic club to the title of the Torneo Clausura, before abandoning the outfit.

His appointment will meet with the wholehearted support of Barca's star player, Lionel Messi, who himself began his career with Newell's.

"I like 'Tata' Martino. He is a great coach and he showed that in the Clausura with what he did for the team, the way it ended and how he did it. He gets his teams playing well and we all respect him," commented Messi before Martino's appointment.

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Barcelona rename training ground after Tito Vilanova

Sep 16 2014 6:42pm CDT | Source: Tribalfootball.com

Barcelona have renamed their training ground after Tito Vilanova. Barca's board of directors agreed to name the number one pitch at the club's training camp at Sant Joan Des ...
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Barcelona announce they will rename training ground after late manager Tito Vilanova

Sep 16 2014 1:01pm CDT | Source: 101 great goals

Barcelona have announced that they will honour their former manager Tito Vilanova by renaming their main training ground after the late boss.Vilanova won the La Liga title in his only season as boss at the Camp Nou but had to step down due to his battle with cancer. He died earlier this year aged 45. Vilanova had previously been assistant to Pep Guardiola in the most successful period in the club’s history.Now the club are going to rename ...
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Barcelona name training ground after Vilanova

Sep 16 2014 12:00pm CDT | Source: Tribalfootball.com

Barcelona have honoured the memory of former coach Tito Vilanova by renaming a training ground after him. NO, This article does not meet News ...
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Spanish Paper Talk: Cristiano Ronaldo Gives Real Madrid Faith

Sep 16 2014 3:01am CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

Portuguese international's 17 goals in Europe last season provides Los Blancos with hope... All the latest headlines from the newspapers in Spain as Real Madrid begin their Champions League defence on Tuesday night and Cristiano Ronaldo will be key.  Image courtesy of Marca. - The Champions’ challenge. Real Madrid’s triple test. - To win two consecutive European Cups; nobody has done it withi ...
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Barcelona’s main training ground to be named in honour of Tito Vilanova

Sep 15 2014 2:49pm CDT | Source: inside spanish football

The Barcelona Board of Directors have approved a proposal to rename Barcelona’s main training ground at the Ciutat Esportiva in honour of former manager, Tito Vilanova.   According to Mundo Deportivo, the Board of Directors unanimously approved the proposal to name Barcelona’s main training pitch the ‘Campo de Entrenamiento Tito Vilanova’ to posthumously h ...
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Barcelona Will Name Main Training Ground After Late Manager, Tito Vilanova

Sep 15 2014 2:44pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Barcelona will pay tribute to their late manager, Tito Vilanova, by naming their No. 1 training ground after him.  The club announced on their website (in Spanish) that the board voted unanimously to name the ground at the Ciudad Deportiva to be named the Tito Vilanova Training Camp. Vilanova passed away ...
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Remembering Tito Vilanova His Barcelona#8207;

Sep 12 2014 3:29am CDT | Source: football

Former FC Barcelona Manager Tito Vilanova’s untimely demise on 25 April 2014 at age 45 had since left me shattered introspective and judgemental of God’s fairn ...
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What Is the Minimum Required from Luis Enrique for Him to Be Judged a Success?

Sep 7 2014 1:00am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Luis Enrique has inherited something of a poisoned chalice at Barcelona. Rightly or wrongly, he is likely to be unfairly judged against Pep Guardiola's benchmark team in the same way that Tito Vilanova and Tata Martino have been. Both previous incumbents were successful in their own way but this is instantly and conveniently glossed over and forgotten. Vilanova equalling the 100-point mark set the previou ...
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Is There Still a Place for Marc Bartra in Luis Enrique's Barcelona Revolution?

Jul 27 2014 1:00am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Marc Bartra has to be one of the unluckiest members of Barcelona's current squad. As he begins his third season with the first-team squad, not only have the club gone out and bought Jeremy Mathieu from Valencia but rumours are rife that they are ready to acquire more central defenders. Per Mundo Deportivo (via John Drayton of the Daily Mail), Arsenal's Thomas Vermaelen is the latest to be linked with a switch to Camp Nou. The 23 ...
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