Xabi Alonso’s comments will make Real Madrid fans happy
Xabi Alonso was one of the best midfielders of his generation, who often did not get the credit that he deserved due to the presence of the likes of Xavi, Andres Iniesta, Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard and more. Since retiring, the Spaniard has moved into management and he is finding quite a bit of success in that role. So much so that he is already being linked with the Real Madrid job.
Of course, Carlo Ancelotti is the current Real Madrid manager. And he has done a great job as well, winning the Champions League and La Liga double last season.
This time around, things are not going as smoothly though. Real Madrid are out of the La Liga title race for all intents and purposes. The Copa del Rey is looking tough as well, with them trailing going into the second leg of the semi-finals against Barcelona at Camp Nou. Thus, the Champions League might be their best hope of winning a trophy this season.
If Real Madrid end up going trophyless, then there is a good chance that Ancelotti could be shown the exit door. In that scenario, could Alonso be a possible replacement?
Alonso’s comments will make Real Madrid fans happy
Alonso was all class about the matter and had nothing but praise for Ancelotti. As reported by Mundo Deportivo (via Football Espana), the Spaniard said:
“It is very difficult to speak about rumours and possibilities. I have a very great personal affection for Carlo for everything I experienced with him, for his personality because all the players who have played under him have kept a great memory.
“He is a very special coach in a very special club with a very big challenge, which is to be able to repeat the Champions League. Hopefully they can achieve it. I would be very happy for him, but that’s as much as I can say.”
Alonso has showed a lot of promise since taking the Bayer Leverkusen job. When he had arrived, a relegation struggle was looking like a real possibility for the Bundesliga giants. But now, they sit at 8th in the table and are trending upwards.
Despite that, it might be a bit too early to hand Alonso the Real Madrid job though. But then, there have been the likes of Zinedine Zidane who have proven to be a success from the get go.