Two time CONCACAF Champions League winner first manager in club history

The last managerial vacancy in Major League Soccer was filled on Monday with the announcement that Diego Alonso will be Inter Miami’s first manager.

The 44-year old led Monterrey to the CONCACAF Champions League title in May with a 2-1 aggregate victory over fellow Mexican side UNAL Pumas. Monterrey defeated MLS teams Atlanta United and Sporting Kansas City en route to the continental title.

“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,” said Inter Miami CF Sporting Director Paul McDonough in a statement. “We have big aspirations for our club and believe Diego has the right drive, passion and leadership to accomplish our goals.”

Alonso won the 2017 CONCACAF Champions League title with Pachuca. In the process of that triumph, the club defeated a FC Dallas side that was led by current Orlando City manager Óscar Pareja.

Alonso earned eight caps with the Uruguayan national team. As a player he helped teams win second division titles in Uruguay and Spain as well as the 2010 Uruguayan Primera Division title with juggernauts Peñarol.

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