Xabi Alonso to Bayern Munich
Source: Marca.com

Bayern Munich’s official release earlier today announced that they are parting ways with head coach Thomas Tuchel and are in search of a new manager. The defeats at Bayer Leverkusen, Lazio, and Bochum forced the club to terminate the contract with Tuchel. 

With the post becoming vacant, the German side is in talks with Bayer Leverkusen’s Xabi Alonso to replace Thomas Tuchel in the upcoming season. Xabi remains Bayern Munich’s No. 1 choice to succeed Tuchel as their head coach. After the defeat against Bochum on Sunday pressure increased on Thomas as his side is eight points behind Alonso’s Bayer Leverkusen. Leverkusen currently rests at the top of the table.

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Source: DaveOCKOP

Xabi Alonso to Bayern or Liverpool

Xabi Alonso is a trendy shout at present with Liverpool and Bayern Munich both targeting the Spanish head coach for their side. Bayern are also targeting Zinedine Zidane and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer but Alonso remains their No. 1 preference. Alonso’s talent for revolutionising a team’s style of play is quite evident. Leverkusen’s performance this season shows his way of instilling a high standard of football into the side. 

The team plans to engage in talks regarding Alonso, whose impressive work with Bayer Leverkusen has attracted interest from Liverpool. This interest comes at a pivotal moment for Liverpool, as they anticipate a managerial vacancy this summer with Jurgen Klopp’s departure. While there isn’t a release clause in Alonso’s contract, the club is open to allowing him to depart should he seek a fresh opportunity. Alonso, who has previously played for Liverpool and Bayern Munich, concluded his playing career in Germany in 2017.

Bayern will be looking to get hold of Alonso as early as possible since Liverpool are in a dogfight to sign the Bundesliga side manager. Bayern is also looking for Zidane as he has been quite available since he left Real Madrid back in 2021 and his commanding presence and wealth of experience make him one of the favourites for the post. 

Facing the first trophyless season in 12 years Bayern’s plan might consider Zidane a better option since the 51-year-old has won the Champions Trophy three times in his managerial career at the Spanish Club and also led them to two La Liga titles. 

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