Max Allegri will not coach Real Madrid and another manager has said no to the Merengue club.
Xabi Alonso seems to have calmed down rumors linking him to vacant Real Madrid.
Zinedine Zidane’s departure saw the former Real Madrid midfielder – along with Raul Gonzalez, Mauricio Pochettino and Antonio Conte – linked with an arrival at Valdebebas, but he is happy where he is at the moment.
“I want to do things at my own pace and go my own way,” Alonso told Inform +. “I’m in Sanse now, and that’s where I want to be. This is the best place for me. I’m lucky to spend a lot of time with my players, we have a very open relationship. “
Continuing the conversation, Alonso then began to reflect on some of the moments he enjoyed during his days on the pitch with Liverpool, Real Sociedad, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid.
Despite fond memories at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, which he spoke of, he still feels disappointed that he did not make the Champions League final which saw Los Blancos win La Decima. “When I got that yellow card, I sank,” Alonso said. “It wasn’t very smart of me. Although I am not playing, I felt very involved. “One of his worst memories came at Camp Nou, losing 5-0 to a superior Barcelona.
“It was difficult to play this game,” Alonso said. “They were a great team and everything worked for them. It was then that I felt worse than anyone else on a pitch. After 5-0 we started to be a lot more fierce and we won La Liga the following year.
“We became a team that was a winning and scoring machine. We were mortal.”
Leaving Real Madrid to join Pep Guardiola at Bayern Munich was not a decision he made lightly, but one that made sense to him at the time.
“I had no particular reason to leave Real Madrid,” Alonso explained. ” [Carlo] Ancelotti trusted me, but the chance to join Bayern presented itself and I was interested. I was 32 and there would be no more chances like that. “