One of the revelation coaches since last season is the Spanish Xabi Alonso. Bayer Leverkusen are currently leading the German Bundesliga and are unbeaten.. Which led to rumors of possible interest from Real Madrid.
The White team is coached by Carlo Ancelotti, but the link between the two ends at the end of this period and it is a fact that the Italian will take over as Brazil coach, first in the 2024 Copa América and the next 2026 World Cup.
So the position of Real Madrid coach will be vacant from June this year, or even before, and Alonso seems to be the perfect candidate for the merengue bench. However, the Spaniard does not want to touch that possibility at the moment.
“It’s too early, it’s September, for me it’s not an issue”, started by explaining the world champion with Spain in 2010 in a press conference. “We started the season well. We want players to stay focused. “I have to be the first and set an example,” he commented.
“The issue does not bother me because the team remains focused. We have good energy, an ambitious goal for which we are fighting. It is very important to maintain concentration,” continued the former Spanish soccer player.
Xabi joined the north German team in October 2022 when they were in the relegation zone. At the end of the season he ended up taking them to the Europa League positions and in August of this year he extended his contract with Bayer until 2026.
So far, with Bayern Munich’s recent draw against Leipzig, Leverkusen is the sole leader of the Bundesliga. The confirmation of Alonso’s excellent work in the team and increased the interest of Real Madrid that he can be a strategist for the next season.
Will Alonso return to Madrid?
Xabi Alonso signed as a Real Madrid player in the summer of 2009. He played for five seasons at the White House until he went to Bayern Munich. where he played three more seasons before retiring in 2017.
A year later, he coached the Real Madrid youth team and later the Real Sociedad subsidiary. Until after three seasons with the second Basque team, He had the opportunity to coach in the first division with Bayer Leverkusen.