Inter Miami has hired Diego Alonso as head coach, the club announced on Monday. Alonso takes charge of the club that David Beckham co-founded ahead of their first season in the MLS in 2020.
The 44-year old Uruguayan is the only coach in history to win the Concacaf Champions League with two different teams. He did so with Mexican sides Pachuca in 2016 and Monterrey in 2019. Alonso was fired by Monterrey in September and has been working as a TV analyst in Uruguay ever since.
Inter Miami season starts in March
Alonso will have two months to prepare his squad for the start of the MLS season. Inter Miami’s first game is on March 1 against Los Angeles, followed by games with DC United and LA Galaxy. Inter Miami sporting director Paul McDonough said the team aims to become one of the best in the continent.
“In Diego, we found a manager that fits our culture and has a strong desire to build a winning club for our fans. He brings a lot of experience and championship-winning mentality as we begin our drive to be among the best clubs in the Americas,” he said.
“We have big aspirations for our club and believe Diego has the right drive, passion, and leadership to accomplish our goals.”
The former striker has also won the Mexican Liga MX with Pachuca in 2016. Before his venture to Mexico, he was in charge of Paraguayan teams Club Olimpia and Club Guarani, and Uruguayan sides Bella Vista and Peñarol.