Real Madrid have found out the fee they must pay to appoint Xabi Alonso as their manager.
Real Madrid have been made aware of Xabi Alonso’s contract termination clause at Bayer Leverkusen, despite their interest in him. After an outstanding start in Germany, Los Blancos are contemplating the former Spanish midfielder as their next manager.
Real Madrid is prepared for life beyond Carlo Ancelotti, who has been linked with the Brazil national team post on numerous occasions in the last year. The Italian manager has had a lot of success at the club, and they are looking for someone who can keep it going.
Los Blancos are examining a number of former players who have excelled as managers to succeed Ancelotti. Raul, Xabi Alonso, and Alvaro Arbeloa are all possible contenders, but Alonso’s experience in Germany puts him ahead of the pack.
Bayer Leverkusen hired Alonso in October 2022, with their club second-to-last in the Bundesliga following a disastrous start to the season. The Spaniard guided the team out of perilous seas and into the UEFA Europa League semifinals.
His team leads the Bundesliga standings this season with 11 wins and a draw from 12 games. They have also won four games in a row in the Europa League, a new club record.
According to Fichajes, Real Madrid would have to pay between €15 and €18 million to get Xabi Alonso out of his contract at the BayArena. The Spaniard has a contract extension with Bayer Leverkusen until 2026, having earned it in his debut year at the club.
Xabi Alonso Favourite To Take Over Real Madrid Next Season
Florentino Perez is eager to replicate the enormous success of signing former player Zinedine Zidane as manager. Carlo Ancelotti, the club’s Italian manager, has had considerable success in his tenure there, winning every trophy available in the last two seasons.
Perez has identified several ex-players who are doing well for themselves, and they all have one thing in common: they all worked for the club at the young level. Zidane began his career as manager of Castilla, a position presently occupied by Raul.
Alvaro Arbeloa, who is in charge of the Juvenil A team, is another candidate being considered by the club as a manager.
Before heading to professional football in Germany, Xabi Alonso worked with the youth squads of Real Madrid and Real Sociedad.
This season, Bayer Leverkusen has been playing some of the greatest football in Europe. If Ancelotti departs the club and the position becomes open, Xabi remains the favourite to take it.