Xabi Alonso’s brilliant management at Bayer Leverkusen does not go unnoticed by anyone. The German team remains undefeated in the current Bundesliga season and occupies the top of the standings alone. However, this successful journey has sparked a wave of rumors about the former Spanish international’s future as a coach.
The main speculation surrounding Xabi Alonso points to the Santiago Bernabéu, where Carlo Ancelotti holds the position of coach. Next season, Ancelotti’s contract comes to an end, fueling speculation that Alonso could replace him. This rumor gains even more strength due to a little-known detail in the agreement between the Tolosarra coach and Bayer Leverkusen.
According to the German newspaper Sport Bild, there is a termination clause in Xabi Alonso’s contract that applies only to three of his former clubs while he is active as a coach: Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, and Liverpool. Starting next summer, this clause will become effective, which means that any of these teams could acquire the coach’s services. The amount agreed upon for his termination is still a mystery.
The coach throws balls out
Xabi Alonso himself has been evasive regarding his future in recent statements. “It’s too early. We’re in September, so it’s not an issue to discuss. I’m still focused. We’ve started the season well and I have to be the first to stay focused,” said the coach, aware that the offers and rumors will continue hovering around his career.