Gerardo Martino will stay on as coach of FIFA World Cup™ quarter-finalists Paraguay till after the Copa America next year.

The 47-year-old Argentinian, who led his side to an historic last eight spot before they lost 1-0 to finalists Spain, said he had pretty much known that he would stay on before the finals.

After the Copa America (hosted by Argentina) a cycle will come to an end and I will leave my post.

Gerardo Martino, Paraguay coach

"For me, it has been five months that the new contract has already been in order," said Martino. "However, after the Copa America (hosted by Argentina) a cycle will come to an end and I will leave my post."