Martino to Middle East?

Tata Martino could head for a post in the Middle East if he leaves Barcelona at the end of the season, it has been claimed.

Marca cites a report by BeIn Sport’s Middle East correspondent Achraf Ben Ayad which says Martino was offered posts in the region last summer.

A number of Argentines have coached in that part of the world, including Diego Maradona and Gabriel Calderon, who was in charge of Bahrain before moving to Real Betis.

Rumours have circulated that Martino has told Barca he will leave Camp Nou at the end of the season despite having a year remaining on his contract. Barca have issued a public denial.

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