Former Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso is currently impressing in his role as the head of Bayer Leverkusen and has become the early favorite to succeed Jurgen Klopp. Despite this speculation, Alonso has expressed his happiness at Leverkusen and his commitment to his current position. His contract with the club runs until 2026, and he has emphasized his focus on the job at hand at the BayArena.
Alonso has acknowledged the surprise of Klopp’s potential departure and expressed his admiration and respect for the Liverpool manager. He emphasized his contentment and dedication to his work at Leverkusen, stating that he is fully focused on the challenges and journey with the club. He also indicated that he does not have clarity on what the future holds for him.
Having begun his coaching career with Real Madrid’s youth team and later as the boss of Real Sociedad B, Alonso’s impressive tenure at Leverkusen has set him up as a strong candidate for a managerial role at a high-profile club. However, he is focused on his current position and does not want to rush into the next steps of his managerial career, emphasizing the importance of being in the right place and maintaining a strong performance.
Gian Piero Gasperini also weighed in on the news saying there is no update on his contract extension with Brighton, and his focus remains on the remaining part of the season.