Gerardo Martino unveiled as new Barcelona managerhttp://db2.stb.s-msn.com/i/19/5A23131A13646551972B888AAB3C2D.jpg
Barcelona announced Tuesday that the Argentine coach would take over for Vilanova, who stepped down last week to proceed with a cancer treatment that was "incompatible" with his coaching duties.
The 50-year-old Martino has never coached in Europe before, and after five trophy-laden seasons with coaches who had come up through the club's youth programs, his signing represents a break from the line of selecting in-house managers.
Martino said that he would tweak the team he has inherited, looking to improve on something that was already working well.
"I will try to combine both things, keeping with the style of the club and the style the players are comfortable playing in, but logically while trying to add my own part to make a more complete team," Martino said. "There are excellent players here and if we can go back to the ideas of the great moments of Barcelona we will do well."