Inter Miami, head coach Diego Alonso mutually agree to part ways

Diego Alonso - Inter Miami - Walking off field

Inter Miami CF and manager Diego Alonso have mutually agreed to part ways, the club announced in a statement Thursday. Alonso took charge of the club during their inaugural season in 2020, which ended with a 10th place finish in the Eastern Conference and a Play-In Round exit to Nashville SC in the Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs.

"On behalf of the organization, I want to thank Diego for his hard work and dedication during our inaugural season and wish him the best in his future endeavors,” said Inter Miami CF Managing Owner Jorge Mas in a team release. “This was a difficult year and a very tough decision for everyone, but we believe it is the right step for the club. We have great expectations for Inter Miami in the short and long term.”

Added Alonso: “Going through the journey of this inaugural season with Inter Miami has been an incredible experience, and I am thankful to the ownership group for the opportunity. I want to thank the staff for their work and friendship, the players for their efforts on the field, and especially the fans for their constant support throughout the year. I wish everyone the best this upcoming season."

Alonso's departure follows an announcement last month that Paul McDonough had stepped down from his role as chief operating officer and sporting director, ensuring that there will be significant changes going into the club's second season in the league.