Xabi Alonso: Bayer Leverkusen CEO Predicts Club Bundesliga Winner Would Coach After Leaving Germany

Xabi Alonso: Bayer Leverkusen CEO Predicts Club Bundesliga Winner Would Coach After Leaving Germany

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
April 16, 2024 at 7:54 AM
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  • Xabi Alonso has appeared on the radar of a number of Europe's elite clubs
  • He recently guided Bayer Leverkusen to their maiden Bundesliga crown
  • Despite committing his future, one club has been named as his destination

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Bayer Leverkusen's CEO, Fernando Carro, has offered insights into the potential next destination for Xabi Alonso once he inevitably departs Germany.

The highly sought-after Spanish tactician, credited with leading Leverkusen to their inaugural Bundesliga title, has effectively erased the 'Neverkusen' stigma attached to Die Werkself.

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Xabi Alonso has been tipped to coach Real Madrid in the near future. Photo by Rene Nijhuis/MB Media.
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This achievement came as his team clinched the German top flight in emphatic fashion, securing a 5-0 victory over Werder Bremen and claiming the Bundesliga crown with five games remaining.

Despite widespread speculation linking Alonso with managerial positions at former clubs, Bayern Munich and Liverpool, the 42-year-old opted to remain with Leverkusen, committing his future to the newly crowned Bundesliga champions.

Xabi Alonso's potential next destination named

While he has pledged his immediate future to Leverkusen, club chief Carro believes the 2010 World Cup winner is destined for the dugout at Real Madrid as head coach in the near future.

"It’s possible that Xabi Alonso will become Real Madrid manager one day, yes," he told Diario AS, as cited by Bulinews.

Despite providing some encouragement for his potential suitors, especially the clubs he represented during his football career, Carro asserts that Alonso is content at Bay Arena.

"Many clubs want Alonso. Maybe one day he can work for one of them, especially those where he used to play, but he’s happy here now. That’s why he’s staying."

When asked about the manager's release clause, the 59-year-old football administrator remained tight-lipped.

"Release clause? It’s a confidential matter between us."

Meanwhile, Alonso's side continues their unbeaten streak across all competitions, setting the stage for a potentially historic treble, according to Sky Sports.

When Mourinho correctly predicted Alonso's success

A video of Jose Mourinho accurately predicting Alonso's future success as a manager has resurfaced online after Leverkusen's historic Bundesliga title win.

In 2019, Mourinho compared himself to Alonso, suggesting the Spaniard had the potential to become a successful manager, as also reported by Sports Brief.

This prediction has now come to fruition with Leverkusen's triumph, ending Bayern Munich's 11-year streak, seeing Alonso's stock rising as a top-tier manager.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.