Maxi Rodriguez Backs Gerardo Martino to be Argentina Coach

Unconfirmed reports suggest that Barcelona manager Gerardo Martino has already been chosen to coach Argentina's national side.

updated: August 12, 2014 11:04 IST
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Gerardo Martino is currently with Barcelona and his passion for football is well known.

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Buenos Aires: Argentine footballer and three-time World Cup participant Maximiliano Rodriguez has backed former Barcelona manager Gerardo Martino to be the next coach of Argentina's national team.

Amid speculations that Martino has been selected as coach, the Newell's Old Boys midfielder, 33, said Monday that Martino "is very hardworking, crazy about football and knows what he wants", reports Xinhua.

Rodriguez was coached by Martino when Newell's won the 2013 Closing Tournament. (Did you read? Maradona slaps journalist in Argentina)

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