Xabi Alonso confirms club he’ll coach next season


Xabi Alonso has confirmed he will continue as Bayer Leverkusen manager next season.

The former Spain midfielder has been attracting interest from Bayern Munich and Liverpool ahead of the summer.

But speaking with the media on Friday, Alonso stated that he is happy to remain with the Bundesliga leaders.

He said: “I have a great staff who help me day by day to work better, improve and prepare the team – and for sure, the players give me so many reasons to keep on believing in the team.

“Their commitment, desire and hunger, for that I feel my job is not over here.

“Putting all those things together, this important decision I believe is the right one. I am still young and time will tell, but now I am happy.”