Diego Martín Alonso López is an Uruguayan professional football head coach and former player who played as a striker. He is the manager of the Uruguay national team. On 30 December 2019, Alonso was announced as the inaugural head coach of Major League Soccer side Inter Miami CF. On 7 January 2021, he left by mutual consent. Alonso was appointed manager of Uruguay on 14 December 2021, replacing Óscar Tabárez, who had occupied the position for the previous 15 years. On 24 March 2022, after four wins in his first four games in charge, he secured qualification for the World Cup in Qatar. Scroll down to learn more about Diego Alonso’s net worth, salary, and coaching career.
How much is Diego Alonso’s net worth/Salary? How does he make his money? Career
Diego Alonso’s net worth is estimated to be $10 million. A person working as a Head Coach in Uruguay typically earns around 48,000 UYU per month. The primary source of remuneration is soccer. Playing professionally, he made millions from several football teams worldwide. In addition, he is now the head coach of the Uruguay national team.
He made his professional debut with C.A. Bella Vista, where he remained for four seasons, helping the side to the second-division title in 1997. After a brief spell in Argentina for Club de Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata (he would also represent the club towards the end of his career), Alonso moved to Spain, where he played with five teams in as many years: Valencia CF and Atlético Madrid.
In 2006, the 31-year-old Alonso returned to his country and joined his hometown’s Club Nacional de Football. However, shortly after, he moved abroad again, signing with Shanghai Shenhua F.C. in the Chinese Super League; after two slow seasons with Gimnasia, the veteran switched to Peñarol. Alonso made seven appearances for the Uruguay national team in five years. His debut came on 17 June 1999 in a 3–2 friendly win over Paraguay in Ciudad del Este.
Diego Alonso’s coaching career
In 2011, Bella Vista, Club Guaran, Pearol, and Club Olimpia (the second and fourth teams from the Paraguayan Primera División) were all managed by Alonso in fast succession. He was hired in December 2014 at C.F. Pachuca of the Mexican Liga MX, where he guided them to the 2016 Clausura and the next CONCACAF Champions League season. He was freed on May 4, 2018.
Alonso was appointed C.F. Monterrey’s head coach on June 2, 2018. He made history by being the first manager to win the Champions League with two separate clubs in May of the following year after defeating Tigres UANL 2-1 on the road in the championship game. He was fired on September 30, 2019, after his team lost to the same opposition 0-2 and dropped to position 12 on the available table.
Alonso was introduced as Inter Miami CF’s first-ever M.L.S. head coach on December 30, 2019. He left on 7 January 2021 with both parties consent. On December 14, 2021, Alonso was named manager of Uruguay, taking over for Jorge Tabárez, who had held the role for the preceding 15 years. After four victories in his first four games in charge, he qualified for the World Cup in Qatar on March 24, 2022.