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Xabi Alonso signs new deal as Real Sociedad B manager until 2022

Xabi Alonso signs new deal as Real Sociedad B manager until summer of 2022… putting to bed talk of ex-Liverpool and Real Madrid hero taking over from Marco Rose as Borussia Monchengladbach’s new boss

  • Xabi Alonso was linked earlier this week with the Borussia Monchengladbach job
  • But the Spanish World Cup winner has extended his stay at Real Sociedad B 
  • Alonso’s stock is high after guiding the B team to the top of the third division 
  • The ex-Liverpool and Real Madrid player finished his career with Bayern Munich

Xabi Alonso has extended his contract as Real Sociedad B manager until 2022, ending speculation that he will take over as Borussia Monchengladbach’s new coach. 

The ex-Liverpool and Real Madrid midfielder was earlier this week strongly linked with taking over from manager Marco Rose at the Bundesliga club following the end of this season. 

However, after reports stating that Gladbach had decided to go in a different direction, Spanish World Cup winner Alonso has signed a new deal at his boyhood club to stay in charge of the B team until June 2022.


Xabi Alonso has signed a new deal to stay as Real Sociedad B boss until the summer of 2022

Alonso’s stock has risen recently but he won’t take charge of Borussia Monchengladbach

The announcement confirmed that Alonso has signed a new deal until 30 June 2022. 

Alonso’s stock is currently high, having guided the B team to the top of the Spanish third division.  

He has been linked with a top European job, even being tipped by some to take over at Liverpool in the future, and it appeared that his first senior managerial role could be in the Bundesliga.

Alonso finished his career in Germany with Bayern Munich and so knows the country well and even speaks the language, but it is now confirmed that he will not take over at Borussia-Park, with Rose leaving to go to Borussia Dortmund this summer.  

At Liverpool, Alonso (left) is still a hero, having won the Champions League back in 2005

Gladbach are now looking elsewhere for a replacement for outgoing manager Marco Rose 

Kicker wrote that there were conversations between the two parties, but no agreement was made and the team’s sporting director Max Eberl has instead chosen a different candidate.

Speaking last week on ZDF, he said he had ‘been on the road very, very intensively for the last three weeks’, before adding: ‘I had very, very many and good conversations. I am on the right path, we had a selection of candidates that we have dealt with. 

‘With the focus we are already on the home straight – we have a clear vision.’ 




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