Xabi Alonso before Bundesliga return – FC Bayern would be indirectly involved
Created: 10/05/2022 12:39 p.m
By: Christoph Klaucke
Xabi Alonso is apparently the favorite coach in Leverkusen.
FC Bayern has laid the groundwork for his ex-player's first coaching job.
Munich/Leverkusen – FC Bayern could have helped one of its ex-stars to get their first professional coaching job.
According to media reports, Xabi Alonso is the top candidate at Bayer 04 Leverkusen as a possible successor to Gerardo Seoane.
FC Bayern finished off Leverkusen 4-0 last Friday and dropped the Werkself into a direct relegation zone.
On Tuesday evening, the Rhinelanders conceded the next bankruptcy with the 0: 2 in the Champions League at FC Porto.
The Leverkusen board has already thought about the coaching position in advance - the choice may fall on Xabi Alonso.
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According to ESPN, Xabi Alonso is in the starting blocks as the successor to coach Gerardo Seoane in Leverkusen should the Swiss be released.
information, the former Bayern midfielder is even the top favorite.
Alonso started his coaching career in the youth team of Real Madrid.
After a year, the Spaniard took over the second team from Real Sociedad for three seasons and has been without a job since the summer.
A new challenge for the 40-year-old could now come with his return to the Bundesliga.
Ex-Bayern player Xabi Alonso could return to the Bundesliga as a coach.
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Xabi Alonso is the top candidate to succeed Seoane
After the eighth defeat in the twelfth competitive game of the season, it is more than questionable whether Seoane will still be on the Leverkusen coaching bench against Schalke on Saturday in the Bundesliga.
"I'm a pragmatic person.
In the end, it's the results that count," explained Leverkusen's managing director Fernando Carro recently and revealed in a
pass that they are already looking around for a possible successor if the crisis continues.
As a player, Xabi Alonso was seen as the handlebar and thinker in midfield.
With possession football and an attacking style of play, the world and European champions could breathe new life into the technically highly talented Leverkusen team.
The ambitious Werkself are already ten points behind the goal of qualifying for the Champions League again.
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Xabi Alonso: Bundesliga return thanks to FC Bayern?
Xabi Alonso ended his career as a player at Bayern Munich in 2017.
Pep Guardiola brought the Basque to Säbener Straße in the summer of 2014 shortly before the transfer from Real Madrid ended as a player of choice for midfield.
In three years Alonso played 117 games for Bayern and scored nine goals.
More than five years later, his former club could indirectly help him get his first coaching job.
Bayern regained the self-confidence they had lost after beating Leverkusen and also finished off Viktoria Pilsen in the Champions League.