Xabi Alonso has been confirmed as the brand new head coach of Bayer Leverkusen, following the dismissal of Gerardo Seoane.
Bayer have endured a torrid begin to the marketing campaign and are at the moment within the Bundesliga relegation zone after successful simply one of many eight league video games they’ve performed up to now this season. They have been hammered 4-0 by an underperforming Bayern Munich final week and misplaced 2-0 to Porto within the Champions League on Tuesday in a calamitous efficiency.
Consequently, Die Werkself have taken a punt on 40-year-old Alonso in what’s his first job in senior soccer administration, after retiring from taking part in again in 2017 and taking over youth roles since then.
The membership confirmed on social media that Liverpool favorite Alonso would exchange Seoane, who solely took cost of the membership forward of the 2021/22 marketing campaign and guided Leverkusen to a 3rd place end.
Alonso returned to former membership Actual Madrid after his 2017 retirement to handle their Below-14 aspect, earlier than taking cost of Actual Sociedad’s B workforce the next yr.
He received them promotion to the Segunda Division throughout his second season on the membership, however couldn’t maintain them within the division and left on the finish of the 2021/22 marketing campaign.