David Beckham appoints Diego Alonso as 1st ever manager of Inter Miami

David Beckham appoints Diego Alonso as 1st ever manager of Inter Miami

David Beckham has appointed Uruguayan gaffer Diego Alonso as his first coach of his new club Inter Miami.

The former Uruguayan international has manged two different teams to glory in the CONCACAF version of the Champions League.

Alonso officially took over on Monday, December 30 as the first-ever manager of the Beckham's club.

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"We knew we would find a coach that matches our aspirations of trying to be successful right out of the gate," said Inter Miami sporting director Paul McDonough.

"What we really like about him is he's coached at big clubs and he's won at big tournaments. He's won at all different levels throughout South America."

Inter Miami are currently on a pre-season campaign ahead of the new Major League Soccer (MLS) season in the New Day.

The club will play their first-ever league match against Los Angeles FC on March 1, on their MLS debut.

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Alonso was sacked as manager of Mexican club Monterrey last September despite leading them to the CONCACAF Champions League title in April 2019.

He, however, won the tournament with Mexican side Pachuca in the 2016-17 season which makes him the only coach to win the Champions League with two different clubs.

"The MLS has made such a focus on trying to go and make one of the targets winning the CONCACAF Champions League," McDonough said.

"I think the fact that Diego has done it twice with two different teams was super valuable to me.

"He's young. He's got a clear idea of how he wants to play. And I think his desire to coach Miami as the next step in his coaching career was super valuable to us."

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