Diego Alonso - sideline - Inter Miami CF

Inter Miami CF head coach Diego Alonso’s is reportedly the subject of interest from his former Uruguayan club Penarol to return as their manager.


Penarol president Ignacio Ruglio reportedly spoke with Alonso Monday night, expressing interest in him becoming their head coach, according to Uruguayan journalist Martin Charquero.


“I spoke [Monday night] with Diego Alonso, and he told me he is still under contract with his club,” Ruglio said in an interview. “I expressed our interest in him, for years I have said that the day I get the chance, I want him here. He knows I will do the impossible for that to happen.”


A native Uruguayan, Alonso played at Penarol from 2009-11 and coached there in 2013 before taking over at Paraguayan side Olimpia before successful stints at Liga MX clubs Pachuca and Monterrey followed.


There’s been a bit of a coaching carousel at the club this year with Mario Saralegui replacing former Manchester United and Atletico Madrid star Diego Forlan, who was hired in January.


News of Penarol's interest in Alonso comes amid conflicting reports over his future with Inter Miami following the exit of sporting director Paul McDonough. Miami have insisted that Alonso remains their coach.

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