The former midfielder of the Spanish national team Xabi Alonso was appointed as the head coach of Bayer Leverkusen. Last week, the German club released Gerardo Seoane from the team due to unsatisfactory results, and the 40-year-old Basque will start working for the Pharmacists in the coming days.
Xabi Alonso signed a contract with Leverkusen until 2024, and the official presentation will be held tomorrow, October 6.
“From the part of my career spent in Germany, I know Leverkusen as a brilliant team. This team has always had strong players and I see many high-level players in the current team. Despite the current difficult situation, it became clear from the negotiations with the club’s management that we have ambitious wishes and plans, which We will try to implement it.I am sure that we will definitely achieve the set goals,” said the legend of Spanish football.
Xabi Alonso started his coaching career in Real Madrid under-14 team in 2018, and in 2019 he became the head coach of Real Sociedad B. After the end of the 2022 season, Alonso left his hometown team.
After 8 rounds in the Bundesliga, Leverkusen has 5 points and is in 17th place in the standings.