Xabi Alonso will be the new Borussia Moenchengladbach manager, the agreement has been reached – he’ll be joining the club from June and will take Marco Rose’s place according to Bild.
Marco Rose is currently in charge of the Bundesliga side but they are in an awful run of form, having lost eight of their last 10 games and been dumped out of the Champions League by Manchester City.
Despite a big 3-0 away victory at the weekend to stop the rot, Bild report that Monchengladbach chiefs have made the unusual decision of pre-empting a managerial change in the summer, with Alonso set to arrive.
The former Liverpool and Real Madrid midfielder’s stock is very high and he has been coaching Real Sociedad’s B team in the third tier of Spanish football.
There was a general feeling that he would eventually take the reins of the first-team at Anoeta, following in the footsteps of Imanol in rising from the B team to the top job.
But with Imanol impressing in the hot-seat currently, Alonso has opted to speed up his journey to a top European club by heading to the Bundesliga.
The 39-year-old ended his career in German football with Bayern Munich in 2017, before coaching in Real Madrid’s youth academy to begin his coaching career.