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Report: Inter Miami set to appoint first-ever manager

Diego Alonso to become Inter Miami head coach
Diego Alonso is set to be appointed Inter Miami’s first head coach. Photo by Francisco Guasco.

After months of speculation and rumors, it appears that Major League Soccer expansion franchise Inter Miami has finally settled on a head coach. According to the Miami Herald, the David Beckham-owned club will announce former Monterrey manager Diego Alonso as their first-ever head coach on Monday.

The 44-year-old Uruguayan was a long time veteran of Liga MX as a player and made a name for himself as a manager in the same league. His most noticeable accomplishment to date is leading Monterrey to the 2019 Concacaf Champions League title.

Miami have been linked to countless high-profile managers over the past six months, including the likes of Patrick Vieira, Marcelo Gallardo, and Carlo Ancelotti. In the end, while they may not have landed a household name, they recruited someone with experience and success in the region. MLS has an ambition to catch Liga MX as a force within North America. Bringing in talent from the rival league – whether it be on-field or off-field personnel – can only help.

With less than two months until their inaugural season, Miami has a lot of work left to do to prepare. The expectations are huge for a new club owned by Beckham and operating in one of the biggest media markets in the United States. So far, they’ve yet to make a huge splash as far as well-known signings. With two Designated Player slots remaining on their roster, perhaps having a manager in place will help attract some bigger names to the club.  

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