Real Madrid are prepared to appoint former player Xabi Alonso as their new head coach next summer.
The 41-year-old is the red-hot favorite to take over from Italian head coach Carlo Ancelotti after impressing during his three-year spell as head coach of Real Sociedad B.
Xabi Alonso wanted by Spanish giants
Now at Bayer Leverkusen, Alonso has been able to deploy a more expansive style of play. In the first five league matches this term, Leverkusen have already racked up 17 goals- including a 4-1 win over Heidenheim on Sunday.
According to Spanish news outlet MARCA, which has close ties to Real Madrid, Alonso has already been chosen by the Los Blancos hierarchy to replace the outgoing Ancelotti next year, who is expected to embark on taking over the Brazil national team.
👔🟣⚪️ "El Real Madrid ha elegido a 𝗫𝗔𝗕𝗜 𝗔𝗟𝗢𝗡𝗦𝗢 para que entrene al equipo el año que viene"
— Radio MARCA (@RadioMARCA) September 25, 2023
Alonso played under Ancelotti at the Santiago Bernabeu and continues to make waves in the footballing world.