Alonso preferred candidate as Bayern announce Tuchel exit in summer

Liverpool target Xabi Alonso is the preferred candidate to succeed Thomas Tuchel after Bayern Munich confirmed they will part ways with the manager this summer – while they are also looking at Zinedine Zidane and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The pressure increased on Tuchel after Sunday's 3-2 loss at Bochum left his side eight points behind Alonso's Bundesliga leaders Bayer Leverkusen and condemned Bayern to a third defeat in a row after they were beaten 1-0 at Lazio in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie last week.