Bayern Munich waters down Liverpool’s coach search with an interest in the appointment of Xabi Alonso

Bayern Munich waters down Liverpool's coach search with an interest in the appointment of Xabi Alonso Transfers

Ever since Jurgen Klopp announced that he was stepping down as Liverpool manager due to energy drain, reports about his successor have been frequent.Xabi Alonso, who has also played at Anfield, and Roberto De Zerbi, who has played attractive soccer at Brighton, are seen as possible candidates.

The former Spanish midfielder, who has been in charge of Bayer Leverkusen since the middle of last season, has had a phenomenal season with the club, competing with Bayern Munich for the top spot in the Bundesliga, and despite his lack of experience in the top flight, his potential is being watched closely.

However, Liverpool’s biggest rival may be on the horizon. The Telegraph reports that Bayern Munich is interested in the midfielder and is tracking him as a top target in the event that Thomas Tuchel leaves the club.

The former Real Sociedad midfielder, who is believed to be open to taking charge at the club he played for during his playing days, has Liverpool, Real Madrid, and Bayern Munich in his sights as his next step up the ladder.

Alonso, a popular coach with supporters, could be an appropriate appointment for Liverpool. As a player, he has been under the tutelage of Rafa Benitez, Jose Mourinho, Carlo Ancelotti, and Josep Guardiola, and has experienced various forms of leadership up close.

Will the 42-year-old Spaniard, who has extraordinary ability as a coach, leave Germany this summer or sign a contract with a top club in Germany?