Leverkusen chief offers three the reason why Xabi Alonso will not give up for Liverpool
Bayer Leverkusen chief Simon Rolfes is assured Xabi Alonso will not go away for Liverpool due to three causes.
Alonso has Leverkusen on a Bundesliga title cost, which they strengthened on the weekend, beating Bayern Munich to go 5 factors clear on the prime of the desk. It’s solely his first senior managerial function.
But the previous Reds midfielder is the apparent favorite candidate to exchange Jurgen Klopp when he leaves Anfield on the finish of the season. Rolfes reckons that will not be the case, nevertheless.
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When requested if Alonso could be staying, Leverkusen’s managing director of sport informed SPORT1: “Yes, I’m sure. One [reason] is the contract.
“The different factor is how comfy he feels, the household, himself and that he is aware of what he has within the membership. He additionally has an excellent staff, we could have an excellent perspective subsequent 12 months and there’s no change within the staff.
“We will definitely have a top team available next year. These are all points that, in addition to contracts, coaches like Xabi but also players who arouse interest from other clubs often keep us with us.”
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Alonso was just lately requested about the potential of becoming a member of Liverpool subsequent season and he rapidly acknowledged that he’s content material at Leverkusen, though he did not utterly rule out a future transfer to Anfield.
“At the moment I’m really happy here, I’m enjoying my work,” he mentioned. “Each day it’s a challenge and we are on a beautiful journey here in Leverkusen. To be honest, I am not in that moment to think about the next step. I am thinking about where I am right now.”
When requested if that meant he would undoubtedly be at Leverkusen subsequent season, Alonso replied: “That’s a direct question! I don’t have a direct answer. I’m happy here right now, that’s for sure, and only thinking about Leverkusen.”
The former Liverpool and Real Madrid midfielder has beforehand expressed an curiosity in managing the Reds, telling talkSPORT in 2018: “Yeah, for sure I have dreamt of it.
“I’ve to show myself and first I would want to arrange, but when I determine someplace I wish to take my possibilities as a supervisor… My hyperlink, my dedication and my ardour with Liverpool is there. Why not? We will see if we will cross paths in our methods.”