Xabi Alonso Says He’ll Stay With Leverkusen Amid Liverpool and Bayern Interest

Xabi Alonso with Bayer in February 2024
Xabi Alonso with Bayer Leverkusen in February 2024. Photo by Action Press/Shutterstock (14343141dl)

Bayer Leverkusen’s boss Xabi Alonso has been mentioned as the top candidate for upcoming managerial vacancies at Liverpool and Bayern Munich. However, both of these clubs will have to turn their focus elsewhere as Alonso doesn’t intend to leave his current job.

Speaking at a press conference on Friday, Alonso said that he will continue coaching Leverkusen in 2024-25.

“It has been a season with a lot of speculation regarding my future,” Alonso said. “… Last week, I had a good meeting with Simon [Rolfes, the club’s sporting director] with Fernando [Carro, CEO], when I informed them of my decision to continue being coach of Bayer Leverkusen.”

According to Alonso, he believes Leverkusen is the best place for him to continue his development as a coach.

“I am a young coach, but I have to feel it, and right now, I feel that this is the right place,” he added.

Alonso is doing a remarkable job in his first full season in charge with Leverkusen. He is currently guiding the club to an undefeated season, avoiding loss in the first 27 games of the Bundesliga so far. This put Bayer in the position to win the title for the first time in history while ending Bayern Munich’s of 11 consecutive Bundesliga trophies.

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