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Ex-Man United striker Diego Forlan leaves managerial role of boyhood Uruguayan club Penarol

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Former Manchester United striker Diego Forlan has left his job as head coach of Uruguayan club Penarol.

The 41-year-old, who spent two-and-a-half seasons at Old Trafford from 2002 to 2004 and also represented Atletico Madrid and Villarreal, won the 2015-16 Uruguayan title with Penarol late in his playing career, having also been on their books as a youth player.

He took on the role last December and the club sit seventh in the league, with 12 points from nine games in the current season interrupted by Covid-19.

Ex-Man United striker Diego Forlan has left his job as head coach of Uruguayan club Penarol

Ex-Man United striker Diego Forlan has left his job as head coach of Uruguayan club Penarol

Ex-Man United striker Diego Forlan has left his job as head coach of Uruguayan club Penarol

He took on role last December and the club sit seventh in the league after winning year before

He took on role last December and the club sit seventh in the league after winning year before

He took on role last December and the club sit seventh in the league after winning year before

The club, based in Montevideo, won the league in the previous season.

Forlan wrote on Twitter: ‘I have to leave Penarol but first I wanted to write a few words of thanks.

‘Thank you for the opportunity you gave me… To the players, thank you very much for your patience, your respect, your dedication and your teachings.

‘Finally, thanks to the fans for their love. I have no complaints, this is football.’

The 41-year-old won the 2015-16 Uruguayan title with Penarol late in his playing career

The 41-year-old won the 2015-16 Uruguayan title with Penarol late in his playing career

The 41-year-old won the 2015-16 Uruguayan title with Penarol late in his playing career

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