Xabi Alonso: "I want to lead an elite team"



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Xabi Alonso: "I want to lead an elite team"

Former football player of Real Sociedad, Liverpool, Real Madrid, and Bayern Munich, Xabi Alonso, started his coaching career three years ago in the U14 selection of the Royal Club. A year later, he returned to San Sebastian, where he got the opportunity to lead the club's reserve team from Anoeta.

He fights well in Segunda but does not hide that he hopes for a better engagement. However, as he says, he is not in a hurry. He has great ambitions, but he is aware that he has to go gradually. "Everyone makes their own decisions.

I try to follow the steps I choose and not let anyone push me by force. I want to lead an elite team, but I'm not in a hurry. I meet you here. At the moment, I'm only thinking about surviving in Segunda," Alonso said He managed to introduce the popular Sociedad (second team)to Segunda in his second season.

Now he is fighting for survival and with the victory over Sporting Gijon in the last round (1: 0), he proved that he has the knowledge to achieve that with the current team. He was connected to Borussia Monchengladbach last summer.

They did not want to hurry, so he signed an extension of cooperation with Sociedad's reserve team until the end of the current season.

Coaching career

He is overjoyed that he was able to start his coaching career at the place where he grew up as a football player.

"I've spent so many years here and it's always good to come home. I'm starting a new career and I knew I would learn a lot here and have the support of a lot of people. There is a clear model here, there are support, conditions, great communication, everything flows naturally."

"The whole process helps me get to know each other better, correct things, make mistakes. I have a little more space to learn here. I also learn a lot from the players. It's my third season and things are moving in the right direction.

" Alonso achieved more than a successful career. He won trophies wherever he was. He was the champion of Germany three times, once Spain. He also won the Champions League with Liverpool and Real. He made 114 appearances for the Spanish national team and scored 16 goals and won two European and one World Cup.

As a coach, Real Sociedad B led on 72 occasions. He has the effect of 34 triumphs, 20 defeats and 18 draws, with a goal difference of 112: 77. Unlike many former football players, Xabi Alonso wants to go step by step. It seems that this is the best possible decision and everything indicates that after a great playing career, a successful coaching career awaits him.