Xabi Alonso Likely to Stay at Bayer Leverkusen Despite Liverpool Speculations

by Frederick Akinola
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Xabi Alonso as coach of Bayern Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen’s manager, Xabi Alonso, is not expected to feature on Liverpool’s managerial shortlist this summer. Despite earlier speculations linking Alonso to Liverpool as a potential replacement for Jurgen Klopp, it’s now anticipated that he will continue his tenure with Bayer Leverkusen.

Alonso’s impressive leadership has steered Leverkusen towards the cusp of their first Bundesliga title, an achievement that has cemented his commitment to the club.

Since taking charge in 2022, Alonso has orchestrated a remarkable turnaround, propelling Leverkusen from the bottom half of the Bundesliga to contenders for the league title.

Liverpool, in the midst of restructuring their management hierarchy, has seen Michael Edwards returning as the CEO of football for Fenway Sports Group, along with the recruitment of Richard Hughes as sporting director. However, the focus on Alonso has shifted, with Leverkusen’s success influencing his decision to stay put.

Bayern Munich, another club eyeing Alonso, also acknowledges the slim chances of securing his services. With Leverkusen’s ascent under Alonso’s guidance, both Liverpool and Bayern are exploring alternative options for their managerial vacancies.

While Bayern remains in the hunt for a suitable replacement for departing coach Thomas Tuchel, the club’s sporting director, Max Eberl, remains tight-lipped about potential candidates, emphasizing the importance of finding the right fit for the club’s philosophy and identity.

As speculation swirls around Liverpool and Bayern’s managerial pursuits, Alonso’s allegiance to Leverkusen signifies a significant chapter in his coaching journey, with the Bundesliga outfit poised for further success under his tutelage

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