Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino has signed his contract with FC Barcelona. On Friday morning, prior to his press conference in the Auditori 1899, he visited the offices to sign the agreement that binds him to the club for the next two seasons.
He was joined by his assistant Jorge Pautasso and fitness coach Elvio Paolorosso. In addition to president Sandro Rosell, the event was also attended by vice presidents Josep Maria Bartomeu and Carles Vilarrubí, directors Ramon Cierco, Eduard Coll, Ramon Pont, Javier Bordas and the Director of Football Andoni Zubizarreta.
In Barcelona since Thursday
Martino landed at El Prat Airport on Thursday afternoon, and once in Barcelona travelled directly to the club for a photo session before the FC Barcelona crest. A large number of Newell’ supporters were also there to greet him.
Now he has joined the club, Gerardo Martino officially becomes the fourth Argentinian manager in FC Barcelona history, following on from Roque Olsen, Helenio Herrera and César Luis Menotti.