Xabi Alonso: Bayer Leverkusen boss announces decision to stay at club amid Liverpool interest

Xabi Alonso: Bayer Leverkusen boss announces decision to stay at club amid Liverpool interest

29 March 2024 0 By Total Football News
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Xabi Alonso says he will remain in his role as Bayer Leverkusen manager next season despite interest from Liverpool and Bayern Munich.

“I feel this is the right place to be for me as a young coach,” said Alonso.

Leverkusen are on the brink of a first Bundesliga title and unbeaten in all competitions this season.

Alonso, the 42-year-old ex-Liverpool midfielder, was also seen as a candidate to take over at former club Bayern Munich, whose manager Thomas Tuchel will also leave at the end of the campaign.

Alonso said he informed Leverkusen’s directors of his decision to stay at the club last week.

“It’s been a season we have had a lot of speculation regarding my future,” he added.

“Until now we have had so many games, been pretty busy and focused, and I wanted to reflect during the international break and take a decision.”

More to follow.

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