Gerardo Martino has a new challenge ahead. After the champion of MLS, the United States League and Tata will again be selected for his experience in Paraguay and Argentina. It will be in Mexico, where he arrived on Saturday. Monday will be presented.
The Rioario arrived at the DF International Airport on Saturday morning and was accompanied by a large number of his technical staff: his assistants Sergio Ivanannoli and Jorge Theiler, the physical trainer Rodolfo Paladini and the video analyst Damian Silero. Exququero Norberto Scoponi, his new co-worker, is already in Mexico.
There they were received by leaders of the Mexican Football Federation, who managed to prevent journalists from getting close to Martin, who managed to retire by a side door without a statement until his presentation, scheduled for Monday at the High Performance Center.
Going to a Santa Fe neighborhood hotel, the most fashionable in Mexico City, he will complete the final touch of the four-year contract with the Mexican National team, with the option to extend it For a long time. Based on good results.
Banco del Tri's Tata debut will be in the United States in March: Mexico will participate in Chile on the 22nd in San Diego, and four days later Santa will be told in Paraguay, a selection directed by Juan Carlos Osorio, in the last World Cup.
This will be the third to lead Martin, after his steps by Paraguay, with the only one who played a World Cup (South Africa 2010) and Argentina, where he lost two finals of Copa Américo – both against Chile. 2015 and 2016-.
At the club level, in the last year debuted at Almirante Brown in 1998 and had the pleasure of being a fan of directing Newell's. He walked through the Paraguayan clubs Libertad and Cerro Porteño. And he was accusing Lionsel Messi of Barcelona in Spain. His last step was at Atlanta United's MLS. He won six local titles: Libertad (3), Serro Porteño, Newell's and Atlanta United. With the Barcelona, in how much, the Supercopa of Spain arrived.
Martin, 56, will find in Mexico a group of young figures called to encourage a renewal in the selection. These are ahead of the team, the flyers Diego Lainez, Roberto Alvarado, Orbelín Pineda, Erick Gutiérrez and Jonathan Gonzalez; The defenders César Montes and Edson Álvarez, and the goalkeeper Raúl Gudillo, all under 23 years of age.
Those figures and others such as the Dutch PSV striker Hirving Lozano, 23, are called to conduct a generational change in the Mexican team heading for Qatar 2022 and the 2026 World Cup, in which Mexico will be joining the United States and Canada.