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Barca unveil new manager

Jul 27 2013, 4:46am CDT | by IANS

Madrid, July 27 (IANS) FC Barcelona officially presented their new football manager, Gerardo 'Tata' Martino to the press and supporters.

Madrid, July 27 — FC Barcelona officially presented their new football manager, Gerardo 'Tata' Martino to the press and supporters. Martino was unveiled Friday after agreeing to a two year...

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Barca unveil new manager

Jul 27 2013, 4:46am CDT | by IANS

Madrid, July 27 (IANS) FC Barcelona officially presented their new football manager, Gerardo 'Tata' Martino to the press and supporters.

Madrid, July 27 — FC Barcelona officially presented their new football manager, Gerardo 'Tata' Martino to the press and supporters.

Martino was unveiled Friday after agreeing to a two year contract with the reigning BBVA Primera Liga champions, to replace Tito Vilanova, who was forced to step down a week ago in order to continue his fight against cancer, reports Xinhua.

The 50-year-old arrived after a successful spell as Paraguay coach and after leading Newell's Old Boys, for whom he made over 500 appearances as a player, to the title in his native Argentina.

One of the first things he insisted on at his presentation was that he was not going to alter the Barcelona style of passing football, which has won the club so many titles over the years.

"I am coming to continue an idea, that is why they have brought us here," said Martino.

"The first thing that I have to do is maintain the players' hunger to keep on winning and if we can do that we will have a lot of good years ahead of us and the second thing I have to do is to get to know the players," said the Argentine.

"We will remember the style of the club and the players that are here and we will see where they feel most comfortable, while trying to make a positive contribution," added the new coach.

Martino said it would be a failure not to win a title of some sort this season and was confident he could make Barca play even better given time.

"Every team has something it can improve, despite the excellence that Barcelona has shown and there is a lot to win," he said.

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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-year-old Bartra must b ...
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5 Reasons Why Barcelona Has Declined

Jul 19 2014 12:23pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Barcelona was, at one time, the best team in the world. Some even argued that Pep Guardiola's side was one of the greatest of all-time. However, since his departure, the club has slowly gone downhill. The late Tito Vilanova did the best he could, winning a league title in the 2012-13 campaign. His eventual replacement, Gerardo Martino, couldn't steer the ship back on a winning course. The 2013-14 season marked the first time in six years t ...
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