Borussia Monchengladbach are set handy their managerial reins to Liverpool legend Xabi Alonso on the finish of the season.
Based on Sport Bild, the previous Reds, Actual Madrid and Bayern Munich midfielder has been lined up because the successor to Borussia Dortmund-bound Marco Rose.
Alonso returned to Actual to steer their Below-14 aspect earlier than taking cost of Segunda Division B outfit Actual Sociedad B in 2019.
He has steered them to first place within the Spanish third tier after 19 matches however his contract is because of expire this summer time and he’s eager to maneuver to a top-flight membership.
It’s understood Alonso has knowledgeable the membership of his ambitions to maneuver on and handle in one in all Europe’s high leagues.
Gladbach secured Champions League soccer after ending fourth within the Bundesliga final season however the membership have had a disappointing season this time round and are languishing down in 10th place.
Alonso is aware of the Bundesliga very effectively from three 12 months spell at Bayern Munich from 2014 and speaks fluent German.
Alonso, who gained the World Cup in 2010 with Spain, retired on the finish of the 2016/17 season and instantly launched into attaining his teaching badges.
The 39-year-old accomplished his UEFA Professional License in 2019 with a number of different excessive profile names, together with Raul, Xavi Hernandez, Victor Valdes, and Joan Capdevilla.
talkSPORT’s European knowledgeable Andy Brassell has backed Alonso for taking the precise route into administration, though he doesn’t anticipate the previous Liverpool midfielder to be taking up at Anfield any time quickly.
He informed talkSPORT: “It’s a really fascinating appointment. It’s a heck of a leap.
“The actual fact he’s acquired such clear concepts on how the sport ought to be performed, the actual fact he had that chance to go and be an assistant with Carlo Ancelotti however turned it down so he may do the arduous yards in a decrease division, and the actual fact he was with Bayern so he speaks virtually good German.
“Will probably be fascinating to see how he will get on with a really gifted group of younger gamers.
“I feel Jurgen Klopp will probably be at Liverpool for some time but. Individuals love the concept of a coach going again to the place they made their title as a participant.
“However what I like about Alonso is that he’s gone for a undertaking that suited him, slightly than being invited again due to his enjoying profession.”