Liverpool legend Xabi Alonso is ‘a shock candidate for the job at Chelsea’ less than 12 months into his managerial career.
XABI ALONSO is reportedly a contender for the Chelsea coaching position.
The Liverpool legend is new to the managerial world, having just taken the hot seat at Bayer Leverkusen earlier this season.
Alonso, 41, is said to have received “admiration” from Chelsea, according to The Guardian.
The Spaniard has worked wonders at Leverkusen since taking office in October.
The Bundesliga team struggled at the bottom of the table, but under Alonso’s leadership they have risen to 7th place in the league.
There doesn’t seem to be any let-up here either, the Werkself have won the last four games.
The report suggests he is unlikely to be offered the chance to replace Graham Potter, 47, at Stamford Bridge despite this.
It is believed that Chelsea are more interested in appointing a more experienced manager.
The club have been linked with Julian Nagelsmann and Luis Enrique.
The former Spain manager is one of the favorites to take over after Chelsea made initial contact earlier this week.
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Enrique has reportedly flown to London for talks with the Blues.
While Nagelsmann is also wanted by Premier League rivals Tottenham and Ligue 1 against PSG.
The French are believed to have made contact with the Germans to replace current boss Christophe Galtier.
https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/sport/football/10475243/liverpool-legend-xabi-alonso-shock-contender-chelsea/ Liverpool legend Xabi Alonso is ‘a shock candidate for the job at Chelsea’ less than 12 months into his managerial career.