Liga MX: It is time for Pachuca to part ways with Diego Alonso
Pachuca is one of the most well-respected institutions in the Liga MX and also has one of the better youth systems in the country. However, Los Tuzos finished ninth in the Clausura 2018 and have now failed to make the playoffs for three consecutive tournaments.
Diego Alonso has had a decent tenure with the team from Hidalgo since arriving in December of 2014 with a Liga MX title in the Clausura 2016 and a CONCACAF Champions League title as well. But now the Uruguayan manager is in a dry spell missing out on La Liguilla for the past three tournaments.
This would be acceptable for a team like Monarcas Morelia, who has done the exact opposite and has made the playoffs for three consecutive seasons. But this is not ideal for a team like Pachuca, who has not had any recent relegation troubles and has made heavy investments in the team.
Every season, Los Tuzos seem to bring in high-caliber players that can make an impact on the team like Keisuke Honda. The Japanese star just had a tremendous season with seven goals and seven assists and still, his team was unable to crack the postseason.
Alonso did reportedly have interest from European teams recently but if that interest died down it will not be difficult to find another job in Mexico. There are some intriguing options out on the market for Pachuca like Gabriel Caballero, who just made the Ascenso MX final with Tapachula and played and coached Los Tuzos in the past.
Now would be the time to act after consistent inconsistency from Pachuca under the leadership of Diego Alonso with all the tools to succeed on the table.