The Colombia soccer federation said Thursday Argentina’s Jose Pekerman has agreed to take over as coach of the national team.
The federation said that it had reached an agreement with Pekerman, who coached Argentina in the 2006 World Cup in Germany. The body said it expected Pekerman to sign a contract shortly.
Colombia fired coach Leonel Alvarez last month after three World Cup qualifying matches yielded just four points. Alvarez took over from Hernan Dario Gomez, who resigned after reports he hit a woman outside a Bogota bar in August.
Colombia’s next World Cup qualifying matches are in June.