David Beckham’s Inter Miami debut in 2020 comes amid rapid expansion in MLS, with 19 different teams joining the league since 2005. — AFP pic

David Beckham’s Inter Miami Announces Its First Head Coach

Inter Miami FC are aiming to hit the ground running in their debut season. On Monday the Miami based side announced their appointment of the highly decorated manager, Diego Alonso, as their first Head Coach.

Alonso has built a reputation for himself as being an attack minded coach that can also develop young talent. Based on this reputation the club believe that he is the ideal candidate to lead them to their goals.

“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.”

In 2019 Alonso became the first manager to win the CONCACAF Champions League with two separate teams. Both of the teams he won the trophy with were Mexican based sides.

His first Champions League title came in 2017 when he was the coach of Pachuca.

In 2019 he won the CONCACAF Champions League for the second time as the coach of Monterrey.

Source: CBS Sports

Alonso recently found himself out of a job in September after Monterrey were beaten by their rivals Tigres and were sitting in the bottom half of the table.

As the Head Coach of Inter Miami CF, Alonso’s first game will be against the LA Galaxy.

At the moment Alonso joins a team that’s still incomplete. Inter Miami are expected to make a few more additions to their team in order to be fully prepared for their first game on the 1st of March.

Due to constant setbacks the Miami-based team will be playing their home games at the Fort Lauderdale Stadium. The football club is expected to move into their Miami Freedom Park stadium in 2022.

The $1 billion “recreational destination” has been put off due to multiple site options being deemed unfit.