Xabi Alonso Commits to Bayer Leverkusen Amid Speculation, Sets Sights on Historic Season

This statement comes amidst transitions at Liverpool and Bayern, with Jurgen Klopp stepping down from Liverpool at season's end and Bayern ending Thomas Tuchel's tenure prematurely.

Xabi Alonso, the current manager of Bayer Leverkusen, has quelled rumors of a possible move to former clubs Liverpool or Bayern Munich by affirming his dedication to the Bundesliga leaders.

Amidst speculation about his future, Alonso, under contract until 2026, has led Leverkusen to an outstanding season, remaining unbeaten and competing for three major trophies.

“It’s been a season with a lot of speculation regarding my future… Last week I had a meeting (with club officials) and informed them of the decision to continue being coach of Bayer Leverkusen… I feel this is the right place to be for me as a young coach,” Alonso declared, highlighting his commitment to Leverkusen over his former teams.

This statement comes amidst transitions at Liverpool and Bayern, with Jurgen Klopp stepping down from Liverpool at season’s end and Bayern ending Thomas Tuchel’s tenure prematurely.

Alonso, however, emphasized his focus on Leverkusen, stating, “It wouldn’t be correct for me to speak about other clubs in this situation… It’s more about the conviction I have that I am in the right place, at Bayer Leverkusen.”

Alonso’s impact since joining Leverkusen in October 2022 has been significant, steering the team from relegation struggles to a strong league position and extending his contract through 2026.

Currently, Leverkusen leads the Bundesliga, setting a German record with an unbeaten streak across all competitions.

Alonso underscored the importance of the team’s current standing, “We are in a situation that we have to enjoy… We need to give our best and it was good I took the decision last week.”

The decision to remain with Leverkusen has resonated well, with Alonso expressing a desire to focus on the present and enjoy his time at the club.

Leverkusen is now contending in the Bundesliga, German Cup, and Europa League, underscoring the potential for a historic season.

Alonso’s career as a player, marked by Champions League victories with Liverpool and Real Madrid, as well as significant success with Spain, sets a rich backdrop to his coaching aspirations at Leverkusen, where he seeks to continue his growth and contribute to the club’s legacy.