Gerardo Martino: Nothing to say about Mexico, I'm still with Atlanta United
Atlanta United boss Gerardo "Tata" Martino gave no definitive answer when asked on Friday about his reported link to the Mexico managerial job.
"I have nothing new to say about that," Martino said, according to the Atlanta-Journal Constitution. "I did see what [MLS commissioner] Don Garber said yesterday. I'm still contractually linked to Atlanta United."
Speaking to reporters at the Soccerex conference in Miami on Thursday, Garber congratulated Mexico for their "aggressive move" for Martino.
It has been widely reported that Martino -- who recently won MLS Coach of the Year -- would take over at Mexico at the end of the MLS season, but neither the Argentine coach nor El Tri have confirmed any deal.
"Good for the [Mexican football federation], I am very close friends with [Liga MX president] Enrique [Bonilla] and [FMF head] Yon de Luisa and they were bold," Garber said. "They made a very aggressive move to get Tata who, by the way, before he came to MLS might not have been on the radar screen for the Mexican national team."
Martino has already announced he won't return to manage Atlanta next season, with the club currently preparing for an Eastern Conference finals playoff tie against the New York Red Bulls.
Ricardo "Tuca" Ferretti has managed Mexico on an interim basis since the conclusion of the World Cup and is with the squad as it prepare for two friendlies in Argentina.