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Alfredo Morelos’ First Colombia Call-Up Rocked by Manager Quitting

Alfredo Morelos’ First Colombia Call-Up Rocked by Manager Quitting

Alfredo Morelos’ first Colombia call-up has been rocked by the news that manager Jose Pekerman has quit.

The Argentinian manager has been in charge of the Colombian national team since 2012, leading the country to the World Cup in both 2014 and 2018.

It’s been a successful time for them too, despite exits to Brazil in 2014 and then England in 2018. He’s helped birth a new generation of Colombia players and hand starring roles to talent like James Rodriguez and Falcao.

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And one who could step up into a significant role is Morelos, who has been a big hit at Rangers since signing for them from HJK Helsinki last year.

Six goals in 13 games for Steven Gerrard’s side so far this season has earned Morelos a call-up for Colombia for the first time.

But it won’t be Pekerman welcoming him to the national team after the Argentine quit late last night:

And that can only be seen as a negative for Morelos and his chances of sticking around with Colombia.

It seems Pekerman was the man who handed Morelos his first call-up, but it won’t be him in the dugout and that can’t be ideal for the striker stepping into a new squad.

But it’s an opportunity for Morelos regardless and he’ll be confident of doing enough to impress whoever it is that steps in to replace Pekerman.

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