Kenwyne Jones had nothing but positive things to say about Atlanta United’s first head coach, Tata Martino. The former FC Barcelona and Argentine national team manager will be announced tomorrow inside the World of Coca-Cola tomorrow morning.
"I'm really happy that Martino has made the decision to join us at Atlanta United - he's played at all levels of football, he's led Argentina to the top spot in the FIFA World Ranking, and he's been at the coaching helm for one of the biggest clubs in the world, FC Barcelona. He is a leader in every sense of the word, and I respect him a lot." - Kenwyne Jones
This kind of hire truly puts Atlanta United on the world stage. The club has continued to surprise most across MLS with their quality signings and hires, and is affirming their commitment to have a significant influence year one and beyond. Jones agrees.
“It's a good look because it shows that the club is out to make a big impact. I'm excited to join camp next year, management is making historic moves, and the Atlanta United fans should be looking forward to great times for the 2017 Season."
A coach like Martino won’t only impress the players already on the roster, but also players that may be making a move to MLS in the near future. Playing for a manager with Martino’s reputation, and who is held in high esteem by his players, could make Atlanta United an MLS target destination.