Friday June 7 2013
'Tata' Martino for Roma job?

A new candidate has emerged in the race to take over at Roma – Newell’s Old Boys Coach Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino.

Today director of sport Walter Sabatini cut Roberto Mancini out of the running by stating “the new Coach will not be Italian, but rather is 90 per cent likely to be foreign.”

The top choices are believed to be Laurent Blanc and current Lille boss Rudi Garcia.

According to Sky Sport Italia, a new contender has emerged in the shape of Tata Martino.

The Argentine former player was Coach of Paraguay from 2007 to 2011, when he took over at club side Newell’s Old Boys.

He was voted South American Coach of the Year in 2007 and won the Paraguayan League title four times with two different clubs, Libertad and Cerro Porteno.

The 50-year-old is of Italian descent, so should be able to settle in Rome.

See the latest Serie A predictions and betting tips with