Martino declines Colombian job offer

BY foxsports • August 25, 2011

Argentine coach Gerardo Martino has turned down an offer to take charge of Colombia.

Martino, who stepped down as Paraguay coach in July, was offered the job at a meeting with Colombian Football Federation president Luis Bedoya on Wednesday.

The federation says Martino has declined the offer and leaves Colombia still needing to find a coach before World Cup qualifiers start in October.

Colombia has been without a coach since Hernan Dario Gomez resigned this month after reports he struck a woman in a Bogota bar.

Martino was nominated for the job after guiding Paraguay to the quarterfinals of the 2010 World Cup and the final of the Copa America in July.

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