Iran coach Carlos Queiroz in talks over Colombia job
Last Updated: 15/01/19 6:38pm
Former Manchester United assistant manager Carlos Queiroz is in negotiations to become Colombia coach.
The Portuguese coach is currently in charge of Iran at the Asian Cup, but is in talks with the Colombian football federation over to become Jose Pekerman's permanent replacement.
Arturo Reyes has been in interim charge since Pekerman resigned in September, but the Colombian authorities believe an agreement with Queiroz could be made by the end of the week.
"We have met him twice (in Lisbon and Madrid) and he gave me a very good impression," said Colombian football federation vice president, Alvaro Gonzalez.
"I was thinking of a Colombian, but those we had (Juan Carlos Osorio and Reinaldo Rueda) were not available. I think this will be decided by Friday."
Queiroz, who had two spells at Manchester United as assistant to Alex Ferguson, either side of an ill-fated season as Real Madrid manager, has been Iran head coach since 2011.
Iran qualified for both the 2014 and 2018 World Cups under Queiroz, and are one of the favourites to triumph at the ongoing Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates.