FilGoal | News | Bild: Xabi Alonso will coach Gladbach, starting next season


Borussia Monchengladbach has reached an agreement with former Liverpool, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich star Xabi Alonso to take over the team’s coaching job, starting next season. This is according to a report published by the German newspaper “Bild”.

This comes after Borussia Dortmund announced that the current Gladbach coach, Marco Ross, would take over the task of coaching the Westphalian Lions, starting next season.

Alonso completed his training course from UEFA in 2018 with his former Spain team-mates, Raul Gonzalez, Xavi Hernandez, Victor Valdes and Juan Cabdefia, and coached Real Madrid’s U-14 team.

He also became the coach of Real Sociedad B team in 2019.

This is the first coaching assignment for the Spain star with a first team in one of the five major leagues.

Alonso knows the Bundesliga well, as he played his last leg as a footballer with Bayern Munich from 2014-2017, and contributed to the team’s victory in 3 leagues, the German Cup and the German Super Cup.

During that time as a player, he faced Alonso Gladbach in 5 Bundesliga matches, winning twice, drawing once and losing twice.


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