In search of a replacement for Thomas Tuchel, Bayern Munich has made Xabi Alonso their top priority. The German club is said to be on the trail of the Spanish coach.
Since his arrival at Bayern Munich in March last year, Thomas Tuchel has not been universally popular. The former Paris Saint-Germain coach did finish as Bundesliga champions last season, but no one has forgotten the humiliation suffered against Manchester City (1-4) in the Champions League semi-finals.
And as if to make matters worse this season, Tuchel and his men were eliminated (1-2) from the German Cup in the round of 16 by FC Saarbrücken, a third-division club.
These are just some of the arguments that are pushing Bayern Munich’s management to look for a new coach. And at the top of the Bavarian club, Xabi Alonso’s profile is impressive. Information revealed by Relevo indicates that the German champions are chasing the Spanish technician.
Alonso’s attacking style seduces Bayern Munich
First experience, first test passed for Xabi Alonso at the head of a European club. The Basque has shocked the football world with a game that is totally focused on attack. On average this season, the Red and Blacks score 2.88 goals per game. A statistic that has allowed them to be unbeaten in the league (13 wins, 3 draws), as they are leaders. They have also qualified top of their Europa League group, again without losing a single match.
But the former Liverpool player, who is valued at €15 million by Leverkusen, has also been able to bring out the best in players that almost no one knew. Under his leadership, Nigerian Victor Boniface is having a dream season with 16 goals and 8 assists. Alejandro Grimaldo and Jeremie Frimpong have combined for 16 goals. And what about German talent Florian Wirtz, who is one of the revelations of the Bundesliga?
With Carlo Ancelotti’s contract extension at Real Madrid, Bayern Munich can dream of Xabi Alonso more than ever.