Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos will need to impress a new boss after his manager at international level, Carlos Queiroz, was sacked by the Colombian FA.
The former Manchester United and Real Madrid coach has presided over a poor start to qualifying for the 2022 World Cup culminating in a 6-1 defeat by Ecuador followed a 3-0 defeat to Uruguay in the most recent set of internationals.
Colombia have won just one of their opening four qualifiers, collecting four points to sit seventh and Morelos took some stick in the Colombian media despite not really being involved in the previous two games.
The Rangers star will now have to impress whoever takes over from Quieroz when the national team next gets together in 2021.
A statement on the Colombian FA’s website confirmed Quieroz’ sacking, saying:
“The Colombian Football Federation and the technical director Carlos Queiroz agreed the coach would not continue as head of the Colombian Men’s National Team.”
“For the FCF, it was a pride to have [Quieroz] for almost two years, in which he gave us his full capacity, knowledge and experience.
“The contribution that you leave us will serve to continue the development of the projects that are being carried out with all the national teams of our country.
“We wish Professor Carlos Queiroz and his team the best in their future career plans.
“As of this date, the Executive Committee of the Colombian Soccer Federation will initiate the process to search for the coach who will occupy, in the immediate future, the position of technical director of the Colombian Senior Men’s National Team.”