Liverpool legend Xabi Alonso reveals that he ‘has the ambition to lead an elite team’ in his career … but insists that he ‘will not be pressured’ and ‘is in no rush’ amid his continued success with the Real Sociedad B
- Xabi Alonso took over as coach of the Real Sociedad B youth team in 2019
- The last legislature, the Real Sociedad B obtained the promotion under the mandate of the Spanish
- The former midfielder had already coached Real Madrid U14 in 2018
- He reportedly spoke to Borussia Monchengladbach about a vacancy last season.
Former Real Madrid and Liverpool star Xabi Alonso has revealed his ambition to lead an elite team in his career, but has insisted he is in no rush.
The 39-year-old Spaniard is no stranger to the European elite, having played for Liverpool, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich throughout his career, but is now considering passing his hand over to one. from them.
The former midfielder currently works in the Basque Country as coach of the Real Sociedad B youth team.
Xabi Alonso has revealed his ambition to lead an elite club but has insisted he is in no rush
Alonso reportedly spoke to Borussia Monchengladbach about the vacancy on his bench last season and is often linked to other major clubs.
But the coach has admitted that he is “in no hurry” to change his role at La Real for a top-notch club.
‘Everyone has their own decisions,’ said Alonso. The athletic. I try to take the steps myself, not to be pushed.
Liverpool legend returned home to take over Real Sociedad B in 2019
“I have the ambition to lead an elite team, but I’m in no rush. I am very happy where I am. The schedule at the moment is just to keep our place in Segunda this year. ‘
Alonso went through Real Sociedad’s youth system, known as Sanse, and played in the first team for four years before moving to Liverpool.
Alonso went through the quarry of Real Sociedad and played in the first team
After ending his playing days at Bayern Munich in 2017, Alonso took on a role as coach of the Under-14 team at Real Madrid the following year.
But he returned to the Basque Country in 2019, explaining that ‘there is always a moment to go home’.
“After being away for so many years, there is always a time to come home,” he said.
“I was starting a new career and I knew I was going to learn here, to have the patience and support of so many people.
“Here is a very clear model, with support, facilities, communication, everything is very natural, very fluid. The process is helping me to know myself, to correct things, to make mistakes.
“This is a place where you have a little more room to learn. The players also teach me a lot, what it is to train, play, communicate and explain. This is my third season and it’s going well. ‘
Sanse finished fifth in his Segunda B third division group in Alonso’s first season in charge. Last year they won promotion through a complicated system of 102 teams with three distinct stages and only four promotion spots.
Alonso’s tenure has also seen him develop his young talents to become stars of the first team, such as Martin Zubimendi, who has moved on to Imanol Alguacil’s first team and to Spain.
As Sanse’s head coach, Alonso is tasked with preparing his positions for professional football
The coach highlighted the importance of preparing his prodigies for professional football, as he said: ‘A product comes to me having learned very good concepts. And this is the last very important step to prepare them to be professionals.
“We want them to breathe what professional football is like, the competition, the training sessions, the habits you need to do it.
“It’s like a production line and we’re putting them in the box to get them ready for the first team, and we have to get it right.”