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Football: Martino future in doubt as Barca are held by Getafe

Published on May 4, 2014 6:19 AM
Barcelona's Argentinian coach Gerardo "Tata" Martino walks during a religious ceremony at Barcelona Cathedral for late former FC Barcelona's coach Tito Vilanova on April 28, 2014. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

MADRID (AFP) - Gerardo Martino said he will reflect on whether he will continue as Barcelona coach for next season after seeing his side's title hopes all but ended by a 2-2 draw at home to relegation threatened Getafe.

The Catalans now look set to end the campaign without a major trophy for the first time in six years as they lie three points behind La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid with just two games remaining and having played one match more than Los Rojiblancos.

As well as the onfield disappointment, Barca have had a difficult year off the field as former coach Tito Vilanova passed away after a battle with cancer and Sandro Rosell was forced to resign as president due to his role in the controversial signing of Neymar last year.

"Overall the season has not been a good one on a personal level, nor for Barcelona as a whole. It has been a very difficult season with a lot of external questions that we couldn't overcome," said Martino.

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