He led Mexican Ascenso side Estudiantes Tecos to the 2014 Clausura
final, and came very close to gaining promotion to the Liga MX, but his side narrowly missed out as they lost on penalties to Universidad de Guadalajara in the final.
The 50-year-old, who led Newell's Old Boys to the Argentinean Clausura
title last season but recently severed ties with the club, has agreed a two-year contract at Barca where he will replace Tito Vilanova.
Martino, who hails from Rosario, the same city where Messi grew up, recently left Newell's despite leading them to the Argentine Clausura
title and to the Copa Libertadores semifinals.
Martino, 50, led Newell's Old Boys to the Argentinian Clausura
title last season but recently severed ties with the club.
Nicknamed Chucho, the livewire striker netted 30 goals for Mexican side Club America as they won the top flight title, Clausura
Nearly 5,000 U de Chile fans poured into one of the city's squares after "La U" romped to the Clausura
title with a 3-0 victory over Cobreloa.
The forward, who began his career with Unin de Sunchales in the Argentine third tier before moving to Gimnaisa, then netted another 10 times in the Clausura
(closing) Championship, giving him 21 goals in 38 league games for the duration of the season.
Interim coach Roberto Pompei has handled the team since then and Boca is expected to name a new coach before the Clausura
opens in January.
Monterrey are seeking their third championship and first since the 2003 Clausura
Mauricio Baldivieso, who turned 13 this week, came on as a substitute for the last nine minutes of Aurora's 1-0 defeat to La Paz in the South American Clausura
A former footballer, Alfaro most recently managed Rosario Central, but left due to poor results in the beginning of the Clausura
2009 with Central in danger of relegation.
After three seasons in the Bundesliga, the 5ft8in player returned to Argentina to join then-Primera Division Clausura
champions San Lorenzo in 2007.
Though Savonarola's influence on this community at first appears limited to the basic precepts of communal poverty and clausura
, Herzig convincingly demonstrates in subsequent chapters that the hagiographic sources purposefully avoided direct references to Savonarola, knowing that the beatification or sanctification of their female subjects would be unlikely, should any association with Savonarola be evident.
The 18-team Mexican League actually plays two mini-seasons consisting of 17 round-robin games apiece, the Apertura (opening) that runs from July through December and Clausura
(closing), running from January through May.
Former Bolton striker Jared Borgetti is set to sign for Cruz Azul ahead of Mexico's 2007 Clausura