Gerardo Martino has been named the new manager of Inter Miami, according to the MLS team. This appointment reunites the Argentine coach with his fellow countryman Lionel Messi. Martino, who is 60 years old, previously coached Messi at Barcelona and for the Argentina national team from 2013 to 2016.
He also had a successful tenure as the head coach of Atlanta United, winning the MLS Cup in 2018 during the club’s first two years in the MLS.
“The MLS Cup and MLS Coach of the Year award-winning coach, with experience with the Argentina and Mexico national teams, Barcelona and more, joins the club while awaiting his employment paperwork,” the club said.
Managing owner Jorge Mas added: “We feel he is a coach who matches our ambitions and we’re optimistic about what we can accomplish together. Tata has coached at the highest levels and we believe that experience will be hugely beneficial to us.”
Martino has resumed coaching after resigning as the coach of Mexico following their elimination in the group stage of last year’s World Cup, which was the first time since 1978 that the country had been eliminated at that stage.
“Tata is a highly respected figure in our sport whose track record speaks for itself,” said Inter Miami co-owner David Beckham.
“We are confident that his accomplishments and experience as a coach will serve as an inspiration to our team and excite the fans, and we are excited to see the impact he will have on and off the field.”