FORMER Celtic winger Lewis Morgan has hailed Inter Miami owner David Beckham’s leadership during the coronavirus crisis.

The ex-England icon has seen his dream halted after just two games of the new club’s debut season in Major League Soccer.

Morgan and his new team-mates are now sidelined following the worldwide lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Scotland international star, who joined the Miami outfit in a £450,000 switch from the champions during the January transfer window, has been impressed by Beckham during unprecedented times for football.

Morgan, who won a Betfred League Cup medal in the Hoops’ 1-0 win over Rangers at Hampden a month before his surprise exit, told Sky Sports News: “He is very active, we see him around and he was the one who broke the news to us the league was going to be suspended.

“He’s not a backseat owner, he wants to be involved and it has been his vision for so long and he wants to play a part in it.

“You don’t get to where he is at without being able to control your emotions. He has waited so long to make this a reality, so what’s a little more time to make sure everyone is safe before they go back to work?

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“We all want to be playing football, but we have to abide by the rules and he has been great throughout.

“I remember him playing for Real Madrid, AC Milan, PSG and LA Galaxy. I was very young when he was at Manchester United, but he has such an iconic figure.

“It’s quite surreal to be part of the same club as him, but I’m here to be successful in my own right.

“All the owners are hands-on and it’s a special place.”

Morgan was in Miami for just a number of weeks after his move from the Scottish champions and impressed in his two outings.

The former St Mirren star, who was signed by ex-boss Brendan Rodgers for a bargain £300,000 in January 2018, will now have to wait until May 10 at the earliest to continue his career in the States.

Morgan played 31 games for the Hoops and also had loan spells with the Paisley outfit and Sunderland during his period at Parkhead.


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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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