- Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen have named former Liverpool, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso as their new manager, replacing Gerardo Seoane
- Leverkusen previously reached out to recently sacked Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel to take over the reins at the club, but the 48-year-old turned down the offer
- Xabi Alonso made 815 appearances for club and country during his career and won 17 trophies, including three Bundesliga titles, two UEFA Champions League crowns and a FIFA World Cup
Ex-Bayern Munich and Real Madrid icon Xabi Alonso has been appointed as the new manager of Bundesliga outfit Bayer Leverkusen.
The Spaniard, who also represented Liverpool during his glittering playing career, replaces Gerardo Seoane as the new manager of Leverkusen.
According to transfer market specialist Fabrizio Romano, Alonso has been appointed as the new Bayer Leverkusen head coach, inking a two-year deal which runs until June 2024.
Seoane's sack comes in the wake of a two-nil away defeat to FC Porto in the UEFA Champions League, continuing the club's nosedive in fortunes since the start of the campaign.
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Following Leverkusen's poor run of form, the top brass of the Bundesliga outfit contacted ex-Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel. However, the German trainer turned down the offer, invariably rejecting a chance to make a swift return to the touchline.
Leverkusen set sights on Xabi Alonso after Tuchel snub
Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Xabi Alonso could be in line for the Bayer Leverkusen managerial job, after the Bundesliga giants reached out to the Spaniard about taking over the reins at the club.
Leverkusen are in dire need of turning their season around, following a disastrous start to the 2022/23 campaign. The club is set to part ways with current head coach Gerardo Seoane.
According to Talk Sports, Leverkusen are now interested in signing Alonso after being rebuffed by former Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel, whom they had earlier approached.
Source: Sports Brief News