Xabi Alonso could be just a season away from becoming Real Madrid’s manager

Xabi Alonso

Xabi Alonso could become Real Madrid’s coach, Bayer Leverkusen’s CEO confirms in a statement.

Bayern Munich’s run of eleven straight German championships came to an end this past weekend after Bayer Leverkusen’s recent victory in the Bundesliga.

The Leverkusen-based team has had a tremendous season and is still in contention in every competition they take part in. They have won all 43 of their games in all competitions overall.

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Manager Xabi Alonso, who is recognized as one of the greatest midfielders in history and who as a player defined an era at Real Madrid, is the main architect of the team’s incredible run.

After his team’s historic Bundesliga title, Bayern Leverkusen CEO Fernando Carro spoke to El Larguero (via Fabrizio Romano) and hinted at the manager’s potential future in Spain.

“I have no doubts. One day, Xabi Alonso will be Real Madrid’s manager. No doubts at all, zero doubts!”

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Carro continued to emphasize his belief in the matter, stating that it was only a matter of time until the special coach took over at his previous club.

“The only doubt is when he will sign for Real Madrid. But it will happen, trust me. I am sure.”

This is undoubtedly a significant update from the earlier distribution of his statement, which was less confirmatory and more conjectural.

Best replacement for Carlo Ancelotti

Over the past few months, Alonso’s engineering of Bayer Leverkusen’s historic season has connected him to a number of clubs, most notably his two former clubs, Real Madrid and Liverpool.

Alonso was a top target at Anfield, where Jurgen Klopp is expected to leave this season, but the Spanish strategist opted to stay at Leverkusen for an additional season.

Carlo Ancelotti
Carlo Ancelotti

A few months ago, Real Madrid gave the 42-year-old tactician considerable consideration when Carlo Ancelotti’s future looked doubtful. But given the Italian tactician’s rejuvenation, a move is unlikely this year.

However, rumors indicate that Los Blancos may intend to start Alonso in place of Ancelotti in 2025 or 2026, when the Italian’s contract expires.