Bayer Leverkusen official shares certainty, manager Xabi Alonso to stay

Alonso has led Bayer Leverkusen to an unbeaten streak in the Bundesliga, with recent wins including a dominant performance against Bayern Munich.

Xabi Alonso To Stay At Bayer Leverkusen
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Alonso has made a significant impact on European football this season by guiding Bayer Leverkusen to an unbeaten streak in the Bundesliga, spanning 21 matches into the campaign. Their recent domination over German giants Bayern Munich in a league encounter has solidified their position, enjoying a commanding five-point lead at the league’s summit.

His remarkable achievements at Leverkusen have attracted the attention of several elite clubs across Europe, including Liverpool and Bayern Munich. However, despite this interest, Die Werkself’s sporting director, Simon Rolfes, remains confident that the Spaniard will extend his tenure at the club beyond the current 2023/24 season.

Speaking to SPORT1 in an interview, Rolfes expressed his assurance, citing contractual arrangements and Alonso’s comfort within the club environment, including his family’s well-being and his own satisfaction with the team dynamics. Rolfes emphasized the club’s promising future prospects, highlighting the continuity of a strong team setup and the absence of impending changes.

He noted Alonso’s adaptability and strategic vision, praising his ability to foster a cohesive team ethos and integrate various players into the lineup, irrespective of their positions. Leverkusen’s flexibility, Rolfes added, enables them to transcend rigid tactical frameworks and focus on effective football strategies.

Following Jurgen Klopp’s announcement of departure from Liverpool at the end of the current season, speculations have linked Alonso to a potential move to the Merseyside club. Even former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has endorsed the idea of recruiting the Spanish coach in the upcoming summer transfer window. Apart from Liverpool, Alonso has also been associated with potential moves to Bayern Munich and Chelsea.

Alonso’s side aims to widen their lead atop the Bundesliga standings in their forthcoming league encounter against Heidenheim on Saturday, underscoring their ambition to maintain their dominant position in the league.

Bayer 04 Leverkusen performance and stats

Bayer 04 Leverkusen

Manager: Xabi Alonso
Rank 1st
Win 19
Draw 4
Loss 0
Goals 59-16
Diff 43

Bayer 04 Leverkusen is currently 1st in the Bundesliga with 55 points.

In the last 21 games, it has won 17 times and drawn 4 times. In its last match, Bayer 04 Leverkusen won 3-0 against FC Bayern München.​​

It has a positive goal difference after scoring 55 goals and conceding 14.​

Bayer 04 Leverkusen will play the next match in Bundesliga against FC Augsburg on Saturday 18th of May in Leverkusen.​