The former Barcelona and Argentina coach, Tata Martino, will leave Atlanta United at the end of the MLS season and shy on the links to Mexico.
- Gerardo & # 39; Tata & # 39; Martino leaves Atlanta United at the end of the MLS season
- Martino, former coach of Barcelona and Argentina, rejected a two-year extension.
- Atlanta has had a brilliant season, with a record number of fans
- Martino did not rule out taking over as the next manager of Mexico.
Paul Newberry for Associated Press
Coach Tata Martino will leave Atlanta United at the end of the MLS season and has remained shy at the prospect of taking over as manager of Mexico.
United made the announcement on Tuesday, saying that Martino rejected an offer to extend its two-year contract beyond 2018.
The former national coach of Barcelona and Argentina has guided Atlanta to success during its first two years in Major League Soccer.
Tata Martino is ready to leave Atlanta United at the end of the season, refusing an extension
Atlanta United has enjoyed great success under the former coach of Barcelona in the MLS
The expansion team made the play-offs in its inaugural season. They enter the end of the regular season on Sunday in Toronto with the opportunity to claim the Supporters' Shield for the best record in the league.
Atlanta has already earned a place in the 2019 CONCACAF Champions League. But a new coach will lead the team when they take the field in February in search of a continental title.
And his 55-year-old boss has been repeatedly linked with taking over Mexico.
Finally, he refused to divulge any information about the possible movement, but neither did he manage to stifle the speculation.
They have averaged more than 53,000 fans and have seen more than 70,000 on five occasions
He said: I do not have to clarify things that I did not say. This is always the same. Whenever there is any news, we will make sure to let you know. Until then, nothing has changed.
Martino is very popular in Atlanta and United has been a very popular team, essentially selling all the games and setting numerous attendance records.
This season, the team averaged more than 53,000 fans, breaking its own record set in Year 1. The team has attracted five crowds of more than 70,000 this season at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium.