Mohamed previously coached the Rayados from 2015-2018; he led them to the league final twice, but couldn’t win them a Liga MX title – although he did win the Apertura 2017 Copa MX with Monterrey.
The Rayados have been struggling in league play this season; they’re currently sitting 14th with five wins, seven losses, and one draw, and a home loss to rivals Tigres UANL in the Clasico Regio was the last straw for Alonso’s tenure.
Monterrey will now look to a familiar face to turn things around for the club. Mohamed and his coaching staff will officially take charge on Monday; there are no league games this weekend due to the FIFA break, so his first match in charge won’t be until October 20th, when Monterrey hosts Chivas de Guadalajara.
In addition to the rest of the Apertura season, Mohamed will also coach Monterrey in the FIFA Club World Cup this December. Monterrey qualified for the Club World Cup after beating Tigres UANL in the 2019 CONCACAF Champions League final in May.