The Colombian football federation has offered the job of national coach to Gerardo Martino.

Martino, an Argentine, was formerly in charge of Paraguay but stepped down after losing the final of the Copa America to Uruguay in July.

Federation president Luis Bedoya met with Martino on Wednesday to discuss the offer.

Spokesman Juan Felipe Mejia told The Associated Press the federation was expecting an answer from Martino on Thursday.

During more than four years in charge of Paraguay, Martino took the side to the quarterfinals of the 2010 World Cup, losing narrowly to eventual champion Spain, as well as the final of the Copa America.

He has also coached club sides in Argentina and Paraguay.