Following Frank Lampard, Steve Gerrard and Patrick Vieira, another legendary midfielder has emerged as the possibility of being appointed as Premier League manager.
British media The Sun reported on the 23rd (Korean time), “West Ham are looking at Xabi Alonso as a strong candidate if manager David Moyes leaves this summer.”
West Ham, who advanced to the European Football Federation (UEFA) Europa Conference League by finishing 7th in the league last season, are struggling this season.
Manager Moyes and West Ham, who are currently in 15th place in the league (31 points), are more likely to finish the league rankings with their lowest performance since the 2019/20 season. However, despite the low performance, West Ham also expressed their opinion that they would not sack Moyes this season.
In the midst of this, news has emerged that if West Ham, who felt the limitations of Moyes’ managerial system, sacked him after this season, they could consider Alonso as their new manager.
“Alonso is emerging as a strong candidate to become the next manager if Moyes leaves West Ham,” the Sun said. It has firmly established itself in the interest.”
Alonso, who played for Liverpool, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, was a legendary midfielder during his active career.
During his time as a player, he was a regular starter for each team he played for due to his tremendous passing ability and work capacity, winning two UEFA Champions League titles, three Bundesliga titles and one La Liga title.
Alonso started his leadership career in 2019. Alonso, who was in charge of Real Sociedad’s second team from 2019 to May 2022, was appointed manager of Leverkusen when Leverkusen sacked Gerardo Seoane in October of last year. 스포츠토토
Leverkusen rebounded at the same time as coach Alonso took over, and the possibility of advancing to the next season’s UEFA competition increased by raising the ranking from a disastrous start to seventh. Recently, they beat Union Saint-Giloise in the Belgian league in the quarterfinals of the UEFA Europa League and advanced to the semifinals.
The Sun said, “Alonso, along with his childhood friends Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta and Burnley’s Vincent Kompani, are raising the reputation of a young and capable manager. The West Ham executive is relatively inexperienced Alonso, but he has the potential to challenge Moyes. seems to be seriously considering,” said West Ham’s leadership, explaining that they are contemplating the appointment of Alonso.
Even as a player, Alonso was singled out by Mourinho as a player who could do very well when he later became a manager. He went to various leagues and breathed with the masters, which was the reason Mourinho took him as a ‘master master’.
Midfielders who dominated the league, such as Gerrard, Lampard, and Vieira, achieved disappointing results as managers in the Premier League. Attention is focusing on whether Alonso will be able to make a reversal of the previous case by joining West Ham.