Penarol sack ex-Man Utd star Forlan after poor results

MONTEVIDEO (AFP) – Former Manchester United and Atletico Madrid striker Diego Forlan was sacked as coach of Uruguayan giants Penarol yesterday.

Media reports claimed the popular 40-year-old had been ditched due to poor results, although there was no confirmation from the club.

“I have no regrets, that’s football,” he said, adding that becoming the club’s manager had been a “proud moment”.

According to local media, club President Jorge Barrera informed Forlan of his sacking.

The decision came after a 2-0 weekend defeat to Wanderers in the Uruguayan league.

In 11 matches in charge, Forlan had guided the team to just four wins and as many defeats.