A terrible decision…Former England midfielder complains about Xabi Alonso’s decision to stay at Leverkusen

A terrible decision...Former England midfielder complains about Xabi Alonso's decision to stay at Leverkusen Transfers

Xabi Alonso, the Bayer Leverkusen manager, was hotly tipped by Liverpool and Bayern Munich to succeed Jurgen Klopp and Thomas Tuchel as coach of the club.

With his great breakthrough this season, he has joined the ranks of commanders that have attracted interest from European mega clubs.

Speculation about the Spanish coach’s departure has been rife. Bayern is in talks, he is close to a move to Liverpool, and other chaotic situations, but the rumors have come to an end. Because Alonso has decided to stay at Leverkusen and take charge of the Bundesliga club next season.

Joe Cole, who once played for England and Chelsea, bit at this decision. He said that it was a bad decision to miss the timing this time around and that it would be difficult to keep a team that may not have many key players next season.

“I think it’s a terrible decision,”

“He is the hottest property in world football, in management right now. A manager’s stock goes up and down so quickly. I think he should have made the move this summer because in a year’s time it could be completely different.”

“Keeping this team together is going to be tough enough because they’ve got some fantastic players and all the big giants in Europe are going to be looking at them.”

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In addition to Florian Wirtz and Piero Hincapié, who are rumored to be of interest from Liverpool, several clubs have joined the fray for Victor Boniface and Jeremy Frimpong, who could also step up to the transfer market this summer.

Xabi Alonso has successfully turned Leverkusen into a strong club since taking over midway through last season, but will he be able to continue his good form next season and beyond…?