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Xabi Alonso’s new managerial job confirmed

Bayer Leverkusen have appointed Xabi Alonso as their new manager after sacking Gerardo Seoane.

The Bundesliga club announced on Wednesday that they had “parted ways” with Seoane.

He has been replaced with Alonso, 40, who will sign a contract until June 2024.

Seoane’s last game in charge was a 2-0 defeat at Porto in the Champions League on Tuesday, days after they were demolished 4-0 at Bayern Munich in the league.

Alonso had been out of work since leaving Real Sociedad B in May after a successful three years in charge.

Leverkusen are second from bottom in the German league with just five points from the opening eight rounds.

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