Xabi Alonso ‘will become Borussia Monchengladbach’s new coach in the summer’ as Liverpool and Real Madrid hero leaves Real Sociedad B to replace Marco Rose at the Bundesliga giants
- Xabi Alonso is set to make his long-awaited step up to a top managerial role
- He has reportedly agreed to take over at Borussia Monchengladbach in June
- Alonso will replace Marco Rose, whose side have lost eight of their last 10 games
- Spaniard finished his playing career in the Bundesliga with Bayern Munich
- He has even been tipped to take Liverpool job, such is his impressive reputation
- READ: Pete Jenson’s piece from November on how Alonso is destined for the top
Xabi Alonso will make his highly-anticipated step up to a top managerial role in the summer when he takes over at Borussia Monchengladbach, it has been reported.
Marco Rose is currently in charge of the Bundesliga side but they are in an awful run of form, having lost eight of their last 10 games and been dumped out of the Champions League by Manchester City.
Despite a big 3-0 away victory at the weekend to stop the rot, Bild report that Monchengladbach chiefs have made the unusual decision of pre-empting a managerial change in the summer, with Alonso set to arrive.
Xabi Alonso is set to leave Real Sociedad B to become Borussia Monchengladbach’s new boss
Alonso’s stock has risen during an impressive spell in charge of Real Sociedad’s B team
The former Liverpool and Real Madrid midfielder’s stock is very high and he has been coaching Real Sociedad’s B team in the third tier of Spanish football.
There was a general feeling that he would eventually take the reins of the first-team at Anoeta, following in the footsteps of Imanol in rising from the B team to the top job.
But with Imanol impressing in the hot-seat currently, Alonso has opted to speed up his journey to a top European club by heading to the Bundesliga.
The 39-year-old ended his career in German football with Bayern Munich in 2017, before coaching in Real Madrid’s youth academy to begin his coaching career.
Marco Rose is currently Monchengladbach boss, but they’ve lost eight of their last 10 matches
Alonso ended his career in the Bundesliga with Bayern Munich, before retiring in 2017
From there he headed back to his boyhood club Sociedad in 2019 and has not looked back since.
He has won 23 of his 48 matches in charge of the team and this season they sit top of the 10-team Group 2 Group A in a convoluted Segunda B set-up.
With another of his old teams Liverpool struggling in the Premier League this season, there had even been calls for him to take over at Anfield when his Sociedad contract expired at the end of the season.
At Liverpool, he won the 2005 Champions League, as well as an FA Cup and Community Shield, and is well-loved by the club’s supporters.
At Liverpool, Alonso (left) is still a hero, having won the Champions League back in 2005
Alonso (front right) barks instructions from the touchline at Zubieta, San Sebastian