3 Reasons why Real Madrid is the next club for Xabi Alonso


Here is why Xabi Alonso is poised for a move to Real Madrid in 2025 when his contract with the German Bundesliga side Bayern Leverkusen expires.

Arguably one of the most prolific head coach targets of the season Xabi Alonso was confirmed to have rejected a possible move which would have seen him join his former sides, Liverpool and Bayern Munich in favour of remaining at Bayern Leverkusen till 2025.

For many, this might just be an honest decision but for us, we see a move for the end goal which is a possible move to Real Madrid. With this in mind, this article's main focus is to analyze why Real Madrid is the next stop for Xabi Alonso as opposed to Bayern Munich and Liverpool in 2025.

Who is Xabi Alonso and what clubs did he play for?

Real Madrid Next Club Xabi Alonso
Xabi Alonso

Xabi Alonso has been categorized as one of the best Spanish midfielders in football history and this is not far-fetched. The central midfielder had an enviable career as a football where he played for the biggest football clubs across different leagues. Born on November 25, 1981, in Tolosa, Spain, Alonso started his career at Real Sociedad's academy and made his senior debut for the club in 1999. He played for Sociedad for five seasons before moving to Liverpool in 2004.

During his time at Liverpool, Alonso established himself as one of the best midfielders in the Premier League, the Spaniard played a vital role in Liverpool's Champions League triumph in the 2004-05 season, scoring the equalizer against AC Milan in the final. Alonso spent five seasons at Liverpool, making 210 appearances and scoring 19 goals.

His move to Real Madrid in 2009 for a fee of 30 million euros was described as one that further solidified his status in the book of the greatest players to ever grace the field of play. At Madrid, he formed a formidable midfield partnership with Luka Modric and Sami Khedira, helping the club win La Liga in the 2011-12 season and the Champions League in the 2013-14 season.

In 2014, Alonso moved to Bayern Munich, where he played for three seasons before retiring in 2017. During his time at Bayern, he won three Bundesliga titles and one DFB-Pokal. Alonso was also a regular member of the Spanish national team, winning the 2010 World Cup and the Euro 2008 and Euro 2012 championships.

How many clubs has Xabi Alonso coached?

Xabi Alonso has coached only three clubs so far since his retirement from football. He has coached Bayern Leverkusen which he joined in 2022, Real Sociedad's Team B in 2019 and the Real Madrid Youth team which he joined in 2018.

Would Xabi Alonso coach Liverpool or Bayern Munich or possibly Real Madrid?

Real Madrid Next Club Xabi Alonso

We are of the opinion that Xabi Alonso is poised for a Santiago Bernebau return when his contract with Bayern Leverkusen expires in 2025. As hard as it may seem to believe this notion aligns with the current plans of both the coach and the Spanish giants.

Here are three reasons why Xabi Alonso will take over as head coach of Real Madrid in 2025:

  • Carlo Ancelotti's contract expires in 2025: The recent extension on Carlo Ancelotti's contract would see him manage Real Madrid till 2025 which is the same period Xabi Alonso's contract at Bayern Leverkusen expires. With rumours of Carlo Ancelotti going to manage the national side Brazil intensifying ahead of the 2026 World Cup, this for many is a clear indicator of the next direction of the two coaches as well as the club come 2025.
  • Xabi Alonso's experience with a young squad: Xabi Alonso's success at Bayern Leverkusen so far has shown how well he can work with a young squad and get the much-desired result. This is why Real Madrid is looking like the next stop for the Spaniard as the Los Blancos side at the moment are recruiting the best of young talents in the world of football today.
  • Xabi Alonso's desire to return to a former club side: Xabi Alonso has hinted in the past that he looks forward to returning back to one of the clubs he has played for so far as the head coach of the side and for a player who had the longest of spells at Real Madrid and has also returned in the past to manage the youth team all fingers point in the direction of him being poised to take charge of the Los Blancos side.

These are mere speculations for now but with Liverpool and Bayern Munich in search of a head coach at the end of the season Xabi Alonso who has declined their contract is not the option for these sides at the moment and both clubs are known for retaining managers for a long time and as such the thought of them hiring a manager on a one year contract is far from likely.

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