American Football

David Beckham’s Inter Miami names Diego Alonso as first-ever head coach

Alonso — the only coach to win the Concacaf Champions League with two different teams — got the nod ahead of, reportedly, World Cup winner Patrick Vieira and River Plate boss Marcelo Gallardo. They both had ties to the MLS, with Vieira formerly managing New York City FC and Gallardo lining up for DC United. Alonso's managerial success has come in Mexico, guiding Pachuca to the Champions League crown in 2017 before being at the helm when Monterrey beat city rival Tigres in 2019. He was, however, sacked after Monterrey lost 2-0 to Tigres at the end of September and sat in the bottom half of the league table."In Diego we found a manager that fits our culture and has a strong desire to build a winning club for our fans," said Inter Miami CF Sporting Director Paul McDonough. "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."Alonso's first game in charge — and the first game for Inter Miami — comes March 1 at LAFC. Two weeks later, Beckham's former side, the LA Galaxy, visits south Florida. When Beckham joined the Galaxy from Real Madrid in 2007, he reportedly was given an opportunity to form a new team later at a reduced price of $25 million. He first exercised an option to buy a franchise in 2014 before being officially awarded the Miami team early in 2018. Beckham is now one of five owners. Jorge Mas — the Miami-born chairman of MasTec — is named as the lead managing owner on the club's website.

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