Uruguayan side Penarol have sacked head coach and former player Diego Forlan.
Forlan, 41, won plenty as a player – including the Premier League and FA Cup with Manchester United and a superb performance at 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Late in his playing career he joined Penarol – in his hometown Montevideo – and helped them win the Uruguayan league in 2015-16. But his spell as the club’s head coach has not gone well. Appointed in December, he has now left the role after Penarol won just four of his 11 matches in charge. “Thank you for the opportunity you gave me,” he wrote on Twitter. “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.” This is football indeed. And she can be a cruel mistress.