The Mexican Football Federation’s contract offer to Atlanta United manager Tata Martino would make him the world’s highest-paid national team manager, according to a report from Super Deportivo’s Cesar Luis Merlo.
México avanza en la contratación del Tata Martino para @miseleccionmx y quiere convertirlo en el DT de selecciones mejor pagado en el mundo. @CLMerlo te lo cuentahttps://t.co/KY4oAz1DLt pic.twitter.com/oFAG6BJdWJ— Super Deportivo a.m. (@superdeportivo) October 17, 2018
The report reveals that Martino’s camp—which includes his daughter as a legal advisor—is engaged in talks with Mexico, but “there is still no agreement, much less a signed contract.”
Tata Martino has repeatedly told local media that he has not spoken directly with any outside clubs or federations and that he does not employ an agent to do so on his behalf.
The report also states that Martino and club executives are scheduled to sit down within a couple of weeks for another meeting to discuss his future. Martino has told Atlanta media that he’d like to make a decision by the end of October.
According to the report, Argentina has dropped out of the race for Martino’s signing. It appears now that there are only two potential employers eligible for his services next year: Mexico or Atlanta United.