MLS side Inter Miami sack manager Alonso

FILE PHOTO: Sep 6, 2020; Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA; Inter Miami midfielder Blaise Matuidi (8) high fives Inter Miami head coach Diego Alonso after getting substituted during the second half of the game against Nashville SC at Inter Miami CF Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports

(Reuters) - Inter Miami have sacked manager Diego Alonso after finishing 10th in the Eastern Conference last season, the Major League Soccer club said on Thursday.

Uruguayan Alonso, 45, was Miami's first coach as they made their MLS debut last year and were eliminated in the MLS Cup play-in round and failed to make the playoffs first round.

"On behalf of the organization, I want to thank Diego for his hard work and dedication during our inaugural season and wish him the best in his future endeavors," Inter Miami's managing owner Jorge Mas said in a statement.

"This was a difficult year and a very tough decision for everyone, but we believe it is the right step for the club. We have great expectations for Inter Miami in the short and long term."

British media had linked England women's national team manager Phil Neville with a move to the club owned by his former Manchester United and England team mate David Beckham.

Neville is leaving the England job when his deal ends in July.

(Reporting by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Ken Ferris)

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