Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has responded positively to reports that his “protégé” Xabi Alonso is the favorite to become the club’s next manager.
German outlet Sky Sports quoted a report from Spanish outlet Radio Marca as saying, “Real have appointed Alonso as their coach from next season. Alonso has impressed since taking over at Bayer Leverkusen last season and was linked with Tottenham Hotspur before the arrival of Enze Postecoglou. However, it is understood that Alonso is set to return to the Santiago Bernabeu, where he won the Spanish La Liga and UEFA Champions League titles as a player.”
Alonso is a Spanish and Real legend. After growing up at Real Sociedad, Alonso came through the ranks at Liverpool and became a Real legend in the 2010s, winning one league title, two Copa del Rey titles, and one UCL title with the club from 2009-10. He then moved to Bayern Munich, where he was coached by Pep Guardiola before retiring from the game at the end of the 2016-17 season. With the Spanish national team, he won the UEFA Euro 2008 and the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.
He has also had a successful coaching career. After hanging up his boots, Alonso began his coaching career with Real Juvenil, before taking his first head coaching job with the Sociedad B team, and last year he was hired by Leverkusen to manage their professional team. Despite his mid-season appointment, Alonso had a decent season, finishing sixth in the league. Recognizing Alonso’s abilities, Leverkusen offered him a contract extension, keeping him with the club until 2026.온라인카지노
Leverkusen have become a more complete team under Alonso this season. In less than a season, he has turned the team into a title contender in the German Bundesliga. After five rounds of the league, Leverkusen is in second place with four wins and one draw, and is the only team in the league tied on points with Munich, the reigning Bundesliga champions.
If a report from Sky Sports is correct, Alonso is expected to leave Real at the end of the season. The outlet explained that Carlo Ancelotti, who is currently at the helm of Real, will take charge of the Brazilian national team starting next season.
Ancelotti also made positive comments. According to Fabrizio Romano, a reputable reporter for European soccer, Ancelotti said, “I coached Alonso and he is doing a great job at Leverkusen. He is a very good coach because he understands the game very well. I hope that one day Alonso, Raul and Alvaro Arbeloa will be the manager of Real. I love them all.”