Diego Forlan: Ex-Manchester United star sacked at Penarol after 11 games

Diego Forlan: Ex-Manchester United star sacked at Penarol after 11 games

- Diego Forlan has been sacked at Penarol after 11 games

- The club's chiefs have also wished the ex-Man United star success in his coaching career

- Forlan played for Manchester United during the reign of Sir Alex Ferguson

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Uruguayan professional football League side Penarol have shown former Manchester United striker Diego Forlan the exit doors after just 11 games in charge as manager.

During his active playing days in the Premier League and Spanish La Liga, Diego Forlan was one of the most feared strikers considering the goals he netted.

It was Sir Alex Ferguson who actually took Diego Forlan to Manchester United in 2002 and he made his debut against Bolton as a substitute for now United manager Ole Solskjaer.

After retiring from football, the former Inter Milan star decided to continue his career in coaching and was appointed the coach of Penarol in his home country.

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However, his coaching career did not start well after being sacked by the club who appointed him in December last year.

Winning four, losing four and drawing three matches, Penarol chiefs were not satisfied with Diego Forlan's result in charge of their club and decided to let him leave.

After firing the 41-year-old Diego Forlan, Penarol decided to bring Mario Saralegui back for a third stint as the club's head coach.

"His name and that of his family will always remain inscribed in the best memory and the best history of the club,'' Penarol president Jorge Barrera explained according to Goal.

Diego Forlan: Ex-Manchester United star sacked at Penarol after 11 games
Diego Forlan: Ex-Manchester United star sacked at Penarol after 11 games. Photo Credit: Getty
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Previously, Legit.ng had reported how Diego Forlan announced his retirement from professional football after more than 20 active years in the game.

The former Uruguay and Manchester United forward last appearance was in May 2018, where he featured for Hong Kong side, Kitchee.

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The 41-year-old also played for the likes of Inter and Villarreal, Atletico Madrid during his remarkable spell in Europe.

Forlan started his career with Argentine side Independiente in Argentina before earning a move to play in the Premier League with Man United in January 2002.

The Uruguayan icon won the Premier League with United in 2002-03 and the FA Cup the following season before joining Villarreal in 2004.

Forlan scored 128 goals in 240 league games during his prolific spell with the Yellow Submarines and Atletico, while also helping the latter clinch the Europa League in 2009-10.

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