Ex-Man United forward Forlan named Penarol boss

2019-12-21 10:18
Diego Forlan (Supplied)
Diego Forlan (Supplied)

Montevideo - Former Manchester United and Atletico Madrid striker Diego Forlan was named coach of Uruguayan giants Penarol on Friday.

It's the 40-year-old's first coaching job since hanging up his boots last year.

The winner of the Golden Ball at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa featured for Penarol between 2015-16.

As a player he helped Uruguay win the 2011 Copa America for a record 15th time. He also won the Premier League with United in 2003 and the Europa League with Atletico seven years later.

He helped Penarol win the Uruguayan title in his only season with them and also played for Villarreal in Spain, Italy's Inter Milan, Argentina's Independiente and Internacional of Brazil.

Penarol, who were 2019 runners-up to historic Montevideo rivals Nacional, did not reveal the length of Forlan's contract.

Read more on:    manchester united  |  diego forlan  |  soccer


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live scoring

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

After Stuart Baxter stepped down as Bafana Bafana head coach, who would you like to see take over?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.