Xabi Alonso, the ex-Spain and Liverpool midfielder, has been making waves for his impressive stint at Bayer Leverkusen. When he took over in October, the team was battling relegation from the Bundesliga, but Alonso’s leadership quickly turned things around. Not only has he steered the team up the table, but he’s also led them to the semi-finals of the Europa League. It’s little wonder then that Alonso has emerged as the front-runner for the Tottenham manager’s job. Spurs have been on the lookout for a permanent replacement for Antonio Conte, who left in March under a cloud. Cristian Stellini came and went as interim replacement, but it seems Ryan Mason is now set for a second spell in charge ahead of the next full-time hire. Will Alonso be the one to take the reins and lead Spurs back to their former glory? Only time will tell.
Feyenoord’s Arne Slot is a top contender for the vacant Tottenham Hotspur head coach position, but according to De Telegraaf, he may have some competition in the form of former player, Alonso. The Spanish legend’s calibre from his playing days could give him an advantage in at least one department. Slot’s Feyenoord are on the verge of clinching the Eredivisie title, leading by eight points with just four games remaining. However, despite the club’s success this season, they are said to be desperate to hold on to their manager and are expected to offer him improved terms and reinforcements ahead of a Champions League campaign.
Leverkusen’s recent undefeated streak is nothing short of impressive, with six wins and three draws in their last nine games. Although they may miss out on a coveted Champions League spot this season due to their rocky start under former coach Gerardo Seoane, there is still hope for the team. Leverkusen can potentially qualify for the competition by winning big in Europe. Despite their initial disappointment in finishing third in their group, they have managed to make it to the Europa League final four. Their victories over Monaco, Ferencvaros and Union SG have led them to a match-up against Roma, and if they succeed over two legs, they can book their spot in the final in Budapest. Fans can only hope that Leverkusen’s incredible form in recent games will carry them to glory in Europe.