Former Barcelona boss Gerardo “Tata” Martino was unveiled as the new Argentina coach in Buenos Aires on Thursday.
The 51-year-old’s deal is expected to last until the conclusion of the 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign, with an automatic renewal triggered should the Albiceleste reach the finals in Russia.
Martino had long been expected to take over the national team following the departure of Alejandro Sabella, who opted to step down after losing the World Cup final to Germany.
Martino will make his debut in a friendly against Germany on September 3 in Dusseldorf.
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