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Tata Martino linked to Atlanta United, but club still conducting interviews

Former Barcelona and Argentina manager Gerardo “Tata” Martino was linked with the Atlanta United FC manager position by numerous outlets on Thursday and Friday. 

Telemundo Washington sports reporter Moises Linares was the first to tweet about it on Thursday:

Multiple Argentine outlets followed up on Thursday and Friday with their own reports on the topic: 

When contacted by MLSsoccer.com, an Atlanta United spokesperson indicated that the club is "still going through the interview process" for the head coach position and that no announcement was imminent. 

Martino managed Argentina from August 2014 through this summer’s Copa America Centenario, leading the team to two straight runner-up finishes at the Copa America. He resigned from the position shortly after Argentina’s loss to Chile in the final of the 2016 tournament due to what he called “serious problems” within the Argentine FA.

Prior to managing Argentina, Martino spent the 2013-14 season in charge of La Liga giants Barcelona. The 53-year-old previously served as head coach of Paraguay and Argentine club Newell’s Old Boys, as well as numerous other clubs.