Leverkusen coach Alonso apparently has no interest in coaching

After announcing the separation from Thomas Tuchel in the summer, FC Bayern is looking for a coach. Top favorite Xabi Alonso apparently has no desire to play against the record champions.

After only around one and a half years, Thomas Tuchel’s term as Bayern coach will end again in the summer. The German record champions are looking for a coach again. According to reports, Leverkusen coach Xabi Alonso is the Bayern boss’s preferred candidate to succeed Tuchel.

According to a report by “tz”, Alonso himself has considerable doubts about whether the move to Munich is the right one for his coaching career. The background: The trainer’s chair in Munich has been more like an ejector seat in recent years. Since Pep Guardiola, who coached Bayern from 2013 to 2015, no coach has been able to fulfill his contract with the club. Big names like Carlo Ancelotti, Hansi Flick and Julian Nagelsmann also had to leave early.

Alonso prefers Leverkusen or Liverpool

The “tz” now claims to have learned from Leverkusen club circles that Alonso has analyzed the situation in Munich for himself and apparently has no desire for increasing Bayern chaos. Instead, he prefers to stay in Leverkusen or move to Liverpool FC, where Jürgen Klopp will be resigning from his position in the summer.

According to the report, the advantage for Leverkusen is that the squad will largely stay together next season and play in the Champions League. Optimal conditions for Alonso to prove his coaching skills on the highest international stage.

No influence on squad planning

Alonso also enjoyed building a title-ready team with sports director Simon Rolfes. In the event of a move, he would only have this opportunity at Liverpool FC, where as team manager he would also be allowed to have a say in the composition of the squad. In Munich, however, sports director Christoph Freund and the new sports director Max Eberl, who will start in March, decide on the squad. This has already led to conflicts for coaches like Tuchel and Flick.

It would also be Eberl who would have to convince Alonso to move to Bayern. He already had contact with the Spaniard during his time at Borussia Mönchengladbach. “We had a conversation. It was an exchange, but we couldn’t offer him as much as he could offer me,” he said, explaining the failure of the negotiations at the time. Will things be different this time? Open.