Liga MX: Diego Alonso out as Pachuca’s head coach
This Friday, May 4 Pachuca informed that Diego Alonso was no longer going to be in charge of Los Tuzos. The team informed that his contract was up and upon mutual agreement, it was decided that it would not be renewed.
The Uruguayan manager had a successful reign with the team from 2014-2018 as he won the Clausura 2016 tournament and the 2017 CONCACAF Champions League. However, his last few seasons were a disaster as he failed to qualify Pachuca to the playoffs in the last three tournaments.
The team from Hidalgo finished ninth in the Liga MX Clausura 2018 with 23 points even with players like Keisuke Honda and Erick Gutierrez. The season was a failure as have the last few tournaments and it was clearly an ideal time to move away from Diego Alonso.
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— Club Pachuca (@Tuzos) May 5, 2018
There are other talented managers on the market like ex-Pachuca’ player Gabriel Caballero, who has led Cafetaleros de Tapachula to an Ascenso MX title. There are also experienced managers in Mexico, who are seeking jobs and a plethora of options in South America to explore as well.
Diego Alonso did leave his mark in Pachuca with that title in 2016 and will not struggle to find another job in Mexico or abroad in the near future.