Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Sevilla appoints New Manager

Sevilla has named Diego Alonso as their new manager, marking the fourth change in leadership within a year.

The struggling La Liga team, currently in 14th place with just two wins in their first eight games, made this announcement on Tuesday.

Diego Alonso, a 48-year-old coach, previously led the Uruguay national team to the 2022 Qatar World Cup but was replaced by Marcelo Bielsa after failing to advance in the qualifiers.

His notable coaching successes include winning the regional Champions League with Mexican clubs Pachuca in 2017 and Monterrey in 2019.

In his playing career, Alonso represented various Spanish clubs, including Espanol, Valencia, Atletico Madrid, Racing Santander, and Real Murcia.

The decision to hire Alonso follows the recent dismissal of Jose Luis Mendilibar, the 62-year-old who was appointed in March and played a crucial role in Sevilla’s seventh Europa League victory.

Mendilibar’s tenure saw remarkable wins against Manchester United and Juventus, ultimately clinching the Europa League title in a penalty shootout against Jose Mourinho’s Roma.

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