Xabi Alonso is going to manage Borussia

Xabi Alonso is going to manage Borussia

Liverpool, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich former footballer Xabi Alonso will work with Borussia Monchengladbach in the new season.

Borussia Monchengladbach will definitely be left without a head coach in the coming summer. It was not the best decision to announce the transfer of Marco Rose to Borussia from Dortmund, since the results of Gladbach immediately deteriorated. At first, the team fought for a place in the top four, but from the beginning of February to March 20, they did not win in a single tournament.

Eventually, this resulted in elimination from the German Cup, Champions League and an intermediate tenth place in the championship. Borussia are four points behind the Conference League zone, seven points behind the Europa League, and 11 points behind the Champions League. That is eight rounds before the end of the Bundesliga.

Given the current shape of Die Fohlen, they are unlikely to be able to participate even in the Europa League. This will be a real challenge for Alonso, since Traore and Plea will not stay at the club and leave it in the summer transfer window already. There is a demand for the footballers. Therefore, the Spanish coach will immediately have to look for a substitute and plunge headlong into not only coaching, but also into team management.

Alonso has little experience, but it does not compare with what he will have to face in Germany. Working with the youth teams of Real Madrid and Real Sociedad does not imply such a large amount of management work. Only that he has a vision of German football is in favor of Xabi, plus he knows the language thanks to his performances for Bayern.

Otherwise, it will be a large-scale test for the Spaniard. We have already seen something similar from Gary Neville at Valencia. But Gladbach have no crazy management and Alonso himself is well adapted to local football. We think if Borussia consider him at least in the medium term, then he has a chance to gain some experience and show results with Borussia.