Liverpool want Leverkusen boss Xabi Alonso

Liverpool want Leverkusen boss Xabi Alonso, 42, as their first choice for their next manager, but Bayern Munich have hit a wall. The Reds have switched gears and are now eyeing the Sporting CP boss.

“Sporting CP coach Ruben Amorim, 39, is becoming a strong candidate to become Liverpool’s next manager by the day,” British media outlet ‘The Boot Room’ reported on June 26 (KST), adding that Liverpool have already sent scouts to watch him in action.

According to the Daily Mail, Amorim scored highly in an “internal data test” led by Liverpool’s head of research, Will Spearman.

Klopp has said he will only lead Liverpool until the end of the season.

“Jurgen Klopp has announced his intention to leave the club at the end of the 2023-2024 season,” Liverpool said on the club’s official website on March 26.

Klopp began his managerial career in 2001 after finishing his playing career at FSV Mainz 05, where he quickly took over the reins. 토토사이트 He then took charge of Borussia Dortmund in 2008, winning two Bundesliga titles and a UEFA Champions League runner-up finish.

Klopp joined Liverpool in 2015 and has been in charge of the club ever since.

He has won seven trophies with Liverpool, including one Premier League title (2019-2020), the FA Cup (2021-2022), the EFL Cup (2021-2022), and the UEFA Champions League (2018-2019).

According to Liverpool, Klopp said: “The energy is running out. Obviously, I have no problem. But I’ve known for a long time that one day I would have to announce (that I’m stepping down). I just knew I couldn’t keep doing this,” Klopp said of his decision to hang up the Liverpool baton.

He added: “I already informed the club last November. At the end of this season, there will be a goodbye. I am grateful to Liverpool.”

Leverkusen’s Alonso was the first name mentioned as Klopp’s ‘number one’ successor.

Alonso made his debut for Real Sociedad in 1999 before moving to Liverpool in 2004. During his time at Liverpool, he won four trophies, including the UEFA Champions League (2004-2005).

Alonso later donned the Real Madrid jersey in 2009 and retired in 2017 with Bayern Munich.

After retiring, Alonso began his coaching career with Real Sociedad’s B team before taking over at Leverkusen in 2022. After finishing sixth in the Bundesliga last season, he led Leverkusen to become the only unbeaten team in Europe’s top five leagues in the 20223-2024 season. They are in first place in the league.

However, according to Football 365, “if Alonso does leave Leverkusen this summer, it will be to Munich, not Liverpool,” as “positive signs have been exchanged.”

The news has prompted Liverpool, 파워볼사이트 추천 who are keen on Alonso, to start looking for a replacement.

Amorim, who spent the longest period of his career at Benfica (2008-2017), has been in charge of Sporting since 2020. He led Sporting to the Primeira Liga title in the 2020-2021 season, the first division of Portuguese professional soccer.

He was also named the 2021 Primeira Liga Coach of the Year.

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