On the 3rd of November, Bayern Munich sacked Niko Kovac following a humiliating 5-1 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt. The Croatian boss had been in charge just over a year. According to reports in the Daily Star, Xabi Alonso is being lined up for the Bayern Munich job.
The sacking of Niko Kovac came with the German giants fourth in the table. The decision may have come as a surprise to many English football fans given they saw Munich demolish Spurs 7-2 in the Champions League earlier this season.
Arsene Wenger is one name that has been hotly tipped to take up the reins at the Bavarian club. The Frenchman has been without a job since his departure from Arsenal in 2018.
Mauricio Pochettino has also been mentioned in relation to the job. The Spurs gaffer isn’t enjoying the best start to the season, the North London club currently languish 14th in the Premier League table.
Xabi Alonso would be an ideal candidate for the Bayern Munich job. The former Liverpool midfielder played under Pep Guardiola at the Allianz Arena, winning three Bundesliga titles during his time in Germany.
The retired midfielder knows the club and the style of play that was so successful during his time there. Alonso is currently manager of Real Sociedad’s B team and is enjoying some success there, he holds fourth place in the Segunda Division B.
It would be great news for Kopites if Xabi Alonso took on the Bayern Munich job. Of course, we still have a soft spot for Xabi and we wish him every success. However, there is also an ulterior motive: if he does well there, there is less chance of Bayern trying to poach Jürgen Klopp from us in the near future.