10 Oct Sevilla appoint Alonso to replace Mendilibar
Sevilla have appointed Diego Alonso as their new head coach, the club announced on Tuesday.
Alonso, 48, will take over the team for the remainder of the campaign.
This will be Alonso’s first coaching experience in Europe.
He has coached Peñarol and Bella Vista in his native Uruguay as well as Paraguayan sides Olimpia and Guarani.
His longest coaching spell was at Mexican side Pachuca, whom he led to the Mexican championship in 2016.
He also won the CONCACAF Champions League with both Pachuca and Monterrey.
Alonso joined Inter Miami ahead of the club’s inaugural season in 2019 but results were mixed and he left by mutual consent in January 2021.
Later that year, he took over Uruguay’s national team.
Alonso has inherited a Sevilla team that has won just two of its opening eight LaLiga games.
Saturday’s 2-2 league draw at Rayo Vallecano left the club in 14th position in the standings with eight points from a possible 24.