coveted by Liverpool and Bayern, Xabi Alonso remains at Bayer Leverkusen

Spaniard Xabi Alonso put an end to rumors of a possible departure by announcing that he would continue his story next season with Bayer Leverkusen. “ Last week I had a good meeting with Simon (Rolfes, the sports director), Fernando (Carlo, the president) and I gave them my decision to continue being the coach of Bayer Leverkusen », Underlined Xabi Alonso, during his traditional press conference the day before the match, a trip on Saturday (3:30 p.m.) to the Hoffenheim pitch, for the 27th day of the Bundesliga. Xabi Alonso finished his playing career at Bayern Munich between 2014 and 2017, and has sat on the Leverkusen bench since the fall of 2022, for his first major experience after coaching the Real Madrid youth team (2018). /19) and the Real Sociedad reserve (2019/22). “ At the moment I think this is the right place for me to continue developing as a coach. I’m still a young coach and I feel this is the right place », explained the technician. Still undefeated in 38 matches in all competitions this season, Bayer Leverkusen is also involved in the German Cup (semi-final against Fortuna Düsseldorf) and the Europa League (quarter-final against the English side West Ham). The club, founded in 1904 by the chemist Bayer, has only won two trophies in its 120 years of existence: the UEFA Cup (ancestor of the Europa League) in 1988 and the German Cup in 1993.

Published on: 03/29/2024 – 3:42 p.m.

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