Gomez had already offered to resign on August 9th but several players urged him to reconsider in an open letter. But on Monday, a Federation statement indicated that Gomez was “irrevocably” confirming his initial decision to stand down.
Gomez resigned amidst criticism that he hit a woman he was with over the weekend.
Eyewitnesses account had claimed they saw Gomez leave a Bogota bar on August 6th after allegedly drinking half a bottle of liquor. They said he started arguing with his female companion outside the bar and hit her at least four times.
Gomez later issued a public statement apologizing for the incident but said it was a personal matter.
As news hit, criticism grew and under continuing public pressure and in the face of a lack of support from the team’s main sponsors, The Colombian Football Federation accepted Gomez’s decision to resign on August 9th.
The Federation has not yet named a replacement for Gomez, but said it would do so soon.
Colombia failed to reach the semi-finals at the recent Copa America after losing to Peru.