Martino Takes Over at Barcelona

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Barcelona have hired Argentine Gerardo Martino, known as a disciple of the club's possession-based style, to replace Tito Vilanova as coach, the Spanish champions said on Tuesday (July 23). The 50-year-old Martino, a Rosario native like Barca's World Player of the Year Lionel Messi, has agreed a two-year contract, his new club said on their website ( "The agreement is pending the drafting and signing of the contract," they added.