Argentina Appoint Former Barcelona Boss Gerardo Martino as New Coach

Gerardo Martino, who was sacked by Barcelona after a trophyless last season, has replaced Alejandro Sabella whose contract with Argentina ended after the World Cup in Brazil.

updated: August 13, 2014 12:35 IST
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Gerardo Martino was sacked by Barcelona after a trophyless last season.

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Buenos Aires: Gerardo Martino was named coach of Argentina on Tuesday replacing Alejandro Sabella who stood down after they lost 1-0 to Germany in July's World Cup final.

Martino, 51, gets the job despite a trophyless season with Spanish giants Barcelona which resulted in him being sacked.

"The coach Gerardo Daniel Martino will on Thursday take up his functions as technical director of the national side," read a statement on the Argentinian Football Association (AFA) website.

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