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Bayer Leverkusen’s CEO sent a message to Liverpool over Xabi Alonso’s ‘plan’ as the Bayer Leverkusen manager chose his former team over Bayern Munich…   



The CEO of Bayer Leverkusen has reached out to Liverpool regarding Xabi Alonso’s potential return, as the Bayer Leverkusen manager has opted for his former club over Bayern Munich.


Bayer Leverkusen’s CEO, Fernando Carro, has made it clear that the club has no intention of parting ways with Xabi Alonso, despite interest from Liverpool and Bayern Munich.


Under Alonso’s leadership, Leverkusen has established a comfortable 10-point lead over Bayern at the summit of the Bundesliga. Additionally, the team has reached the semi-finals of the DFB Pokal and is set to face West Ham in the quarter-finals of the Europa League.


While Liverpool has identified Alonso as a top candidate to succeed Jurgen Klopp, who will be leaving at the end of the season, Bayern Munich is also keen on securing his services as a replacement for Thomas Tuchel. However, Carro’s message indicates that Leverkusen is committed to keeping Alonso at the helm for the foreseeable future.


However, Leverkusen remains firm in their belief that there have been no indications of Alonso’s departure this summer.


According to Carro, Leverkusen’s spokesperson, “He has a contract until 2026 and we are fully planning the upcoming season with him. There is nothing that suggests he will not continue with us.”


Carro further emphasized Alonso’s coaching prowess, stating, “On the coaching level, he is currently the top-ranked in the world.”


On the other hand, Leverkusen left-back Alejandro Grimaldo expressed his admiration for Alonso’s managerial abilities, referring to him as having “something special.”


Grimaldo added, “We have not yet considered the possibility of his departure. He will ultimately make the decision. Personally, I would love to continue improving alongside him. I have had excellent coaches throughout my career, both at Barcelona and Benfica, but Xabi is truly unique.”


Borja Iglesias, who arrived at Leverkusen on loan from Real Betis during the January transfer window, also commended Alonso’s coaching approach.


When questioned about what sets Alonso apart as a manager, Iglesias shared with Marca: “There are numerous factors. I am extremely content and appreciative of the opportunity he has given me and the trust he has shown in me from day one. I am actively participating and endeavoring to contribute all my enthusiasm, hard work, and talent to his cause.


“I have been pleasantly surprised by various aspects of Xabi as a coach – his ability to communicate, his empathy, his vision of the game, how he connects with everyone… I have no complaints about him.”