Xabi Alonso takes Borussia Monchengladbach job; next stop Liverpool?

Liverpool fans may not like to think about it but there will be a time when Jürgen Klopp isn’t the manager anymore. The German’s contract expires in 2024 and he is unlikely to sign an extension if he is true to form. There have been plenty of coaches touted as his successor; Xabi Alonso taking over Borussia Monchengladbach could strengthen his case to be the next Liverpool manager.

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Xabi Alonso Liverpool legend

I have never gotten over the sale of Xabi Alonso.

The lad didn’t even want to leave, he was forced out by Rafa Benitez’s strange obsession with Gareth Barry.

The now retired midfielder joined Liverpool in 2004 and he spent five glorious years at the club before moving to Real Madrid, later retiring at Bayern Munich.

He is a modern day icon and Kopites everywhere will tell you how highly they regard the Spaniard, a true gentleman and one of the very best footballers we’ve had at the club.

Xabi Alonso to manage Borussia Monchengladbach

This week it was widely reported that Xabi Alonso will take over Borussia Monchengladbach at the end of the season.

The Bundesliga side have been looking for a gaffer since it was announced that Marco Rose will be taking over Borussia Dortmund in the summer.

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The move is a huge step up for Alonso who has impressed whilst managing Real Madrid and Real Sociedad’s B teams.

Alonso takes big step toward Liverpool job

This is a landmark moment in the ex-playmaker’s managerial career.

He is taking over a strong side in a strong league.

Xabi Alonso is taking a big step towards the Liverpool job with this move.

The Liverpool ECHO touted him as a potential Klopp successor back in December.

Many fans feel the same way, he has all the makings of a successful manager and we’ll likely be looking for a new boss in 2024.

If Xabi Alonso succeeds at Borussia Monchengladbach then we could be talking about him as the next Liverpool manager.

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