Soccer manager and former player whose greatest managerial success came with CF Pachuca, with whom he won Liga MX and CONCACAF Champions League titles. In his playing days, he was a journeyman striker who competed for such clubs as CA Bella Vista and CA Peñarol.
He played for CA Bella Vista's youth squad as a teenager.
As a player, he won the Zarra Trophy for scoring the most goals in La Liga during the 2001-02 season.
He is the cousin of soccer player Iván Alonso.
He has coached Cesar Montes at CF Monterrey.