Inter Miami CF have appointed Diego Alonso as their first ever head coach. The former Uruguay international most recently served as head coach for CF Monterrey in Liga MX, where he led them to the 2019 CONCACAF Champions League title.
“In Diego we found a manager that fits our culture and has a strong desire to build a winning club for our fans,” the club’s sporting director Paul McDonough said in a statement.
“He brings a lot of experience and championship-winning mentality as we begin our drive to be among the best clubs in the Americas. We have big aspirations for our club and believe Diego has the right drive, passion and leadership to accomplish our goals.”
Prior to coaching Monterrey, Alonso guided Pachuca to the CONCACAF Champions League crown in 2017. He also coached clubs in Paraguay and Uruguay before moving to Mexico.
ESPN Deportes reported the impending hire on Saturday following months of speculation surrounding the job search. Others linked to the position included Nice manager Patrick Vieira (former boss at NYCFC) and River Plate’s Marcelo Gallardo.
Inter Miami’s inaugural season opens on March 1 at LAFC.
The club also announced the signings of defender Denso Ulysse and goalkeeper Drake Callender last week, while they also traded for United States international Juan Agudelo.