Xabi Alonso to Replace Ancelotti

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Real Madrid is poised to appoint Xabi Alonso as the successor to Carlo Ancelotti, according to reports. The former Real Madrid and Liverpool midfielder has impressed in his managerial role at Bayer Leverkusen and is now the top choice to take over at the Bernabeu.

 

Xabi Alonso is reportedly the chosen successor for the Real Madrid manager position following Carlo Ancelotti.

This information comes from German outlet Kicker, which suggests that Real Madrid’s leadership has been impressed with Alonso’s managerial progress at Bayer Leverkusen. Leverkusen is currently tied at the top of the Bundesliga with Bayern Munich.

This news might disappoint Liverpool supporters who were intrigued by the possibility of the former Reds midfielder returning to Anfield as a manager after Jurgen Klopp’s departure.

However, Real Madrid’s need for a new coach is more immediate, as Ancelotti is expected to leave his role at the end of the current season, reportedly to take over as the head coach of the Brazil national team.

According to reports from Germany, the decision to appoint Alonso, who is 41 years old, has already been made, and he is the top target for Real Madrid. Alonso, who was signed by Real Madrid from Liverpool for £30 million in the summer of 2009, made 236 appearances for the club, scoring six goals and providing 31 assists during his five seasons with Los Blancos.

He secured one LaLiga title and played a significant role in Real Madrid’s famous Champions League victory in the 2013/14 season, known as “La Decima.”

Alonso initiated his coaching career by managing Real Sociedad’s B team for three seasons before taking on the role of the first-team manager at Bayer Leverkusen.

 

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