Gerardo Martino appointed as coach of FC Barcelona

Martino replaces Tito Vilanova, who had to resign last week due to ongoing health problems.

updated: July 23, 2013 20:23 IST
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Madrid: Argentine coach Gerardo Martino has been named as Barcelona's new boss on a two-year deal, the club confirmed on Tuesday.

"FC Barcelona have reached an agreement for the hiring of Gerardo Martino as the new coach of the first team for the next two seasons," said a statement on the club's website.

"In the next few hours a programme will be confirmed for his arrival in Barcelona, the signing of his contract and his presentation."

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