Xabi Alonso, who has led mainly young players at Real Madrid and Real Sociedad, has been in charge of Bayer Leverkusen since the middle of last season.
The coach, who has close ties with Liverpool, is a candidate to succeed Jurgen Klopp, who will retire at the end of this season.
He is highly regarded for his skills, boasting unparalleled strength not only in the Bundesliga but also in the Europa League.
While his old clubs Real Madrid and Bayern Munich have also been mentioned as next in line, the timing is perfect for him to take charge at Liverpool.
According to Bild’s Christian Falk, contractual partner Leverkusen is preparing for Alonso’s departure, with former German national team coach Hansi Flick among the candidates, and Barcelona is also tracking his movements.
“The announced resignation of Jürgen Klopp also has consequences in Germany.”
“Leverkusen are preparing for the possibility of losing coach Xabi Alonso to the Reds.”
“Hansi Flick was actually considered a potential successor.”
“But the former national coach is at the top of FC Barcelona’s list as Xavi’s successor.”
“In Germany, however, people hope that Jürgen Klopp will become the national coach at some point.”
“But the job as England national coach should also appeal to him. Nobody believes that he will never be a coach again.”
“His assistant Peter Krawietz will wait until his boss takes a new job. Pep Lijnders, on the other hand, is interested in finding his own role as a manager.”CaughtOffside