Tottenham Hotspur are on the hunt for a new manager after parting ways with Antonio Conte. One of the names being touted for the job is Xabi Alonso, the current manager of Bayer Leverkusen. The former Spanish international midfielder has been impressing in his first season in charge of the Bundesliga club, leading them to a top-four finish and Champions League qualification.
Alonso is widely regarded as one of the greatest midfielders of his generation, having won the World Cup, two European Championships, and the Champions League twice during his playing career. He played for some of the biggest clubs in Europe, including Liverpool, Real Madrid, and Bayern Munich, before retiring in 2017 and embarking on a coaching career.
After completing his UEFA Pro License, Alonso took charge of Real Sociedad B in 2019 before moving to Bayer Leverkusen last year. Despite his lack of experience as a head coach, he has quickly earned a reputation as a tactically astute and innovative manager who prioritizes attacking football.
Under Alonso’s guidance, Leverkusen have scored 52 goals in the Bundesliga this season, the third-highest total in the league, and have played an attractive brand of football that has earned plaudits from fans and pundits alike. His ability to develop young players has also been evident, with several Leverkusen players earning call-ups to the German national team this season.