Former Manchester United assistant supervisor Carlos Queiroz takes price of Colombia

Former Portugal and Real Madrid boss Carlos Queiroz has been named the brand new head instruct of Colombia.

Queiroz, who also had NULL stints as Sir Alex Ferguson's assistant at Manchester United, was unveiled at a information conference in Bogota on Thursday.

He replaces Jose Pekerman, who left the activity after Colombia have been knocked out of the World Cup with the aid of way of England on penalties on the last-16 degree final July.

Queiroz, 65, stated he could rent native coaches to assist him get began within the job.

And he highlighted the importance of Colombia's big-name avid gamers resembling playmaker James Rodriguez, striker Radamel Falcao and goalkeeper David Ospina.

"These avid gamers are the core, the soul of the nationwide team," he said.

"They are an essential phase of my research and my selections.

"My undertaking is to enhance in all fields. We're going to be demanding."

The well-travelled Queiroz has also coached Iran, Portuguese phase Sporting and South Africa.

His first match in price of Colombia can be away to Japan - the similar phase who knocked his Iran crew out of the Asian Cup semi-finals final month - on March 22.