Inter Miami have confirmed the appointment of Gerardo “Tata” Martino as their new head coach following the sacking of Phil Neville.
Martino has been out of work since leaving the Mexican national team at the end of last year’s FIFA World Cup and the 60-year-old will now aim to lift The Herons off the bottom of the MLS Eastern Conference following seven league defeats in a row.
Bienvenido Tata 🏠⚽
El Club ha nombrado a Gerardo Martino como director técnico.
El técnico ganador de la MLS Cup y del premio al Entrenador del Año de la MLS, con experiencia con las selecciones de Argentina y México, FC Barcelona y más, se une al Club mientras se encuentra… pic.twitter.com/RVFTjlQnYw
— Inter Miami CF (@InterMiamiCF) June 28, 2023
Tata Martino will take over at MLS bottom club
Martino returns to the MLS after five years away from the league following his departure from Atlanta United in 2018, with whom he won the MLS Cup with The Five Stripes winning their first-ever league title in his last match with the club.
It has been reported that Messi had a key part to play in Martino’s appointment, with the 36-year-old also captaining Martino’s Argentinian national side between 2014 to 2016 following the latter’s departure from the Nou Camp.
The pair will officially join up together for a third time when Messi makes his debut for the Florida-based side against Cruz Azul in the Leagues Cup next month.