Xabi Alonso, the ex-Liverpool playmaker, has agreed terms with Real Sociedad and will manage their B team, Sanse, for the next two campaigns.
The club have terminated Aitor Zulaika’s contract and they are ready to go down a different path with this true icon of the beautiful game.
Alonso is no stranger to managing, either. This will be his second appointment in that area as he has also managed Real Madrid’s youth squads in their 2018/19 campaign.
Now, he has taken to Instagram to celebrate a new chapter in his career and it was met with a lot of positive feedback from his friends and ex-teammates.
Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher, both ex-Reds, were first on the scene sharing their best wishes and messages of support as Alonso rolls into a new and exciting challenge.
Alongside them were some other stars who did the same and showered the Spaniard with their support.
As a player, Alonso was best known for his glowing spells with Liverpool, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, but his career actually started exactly where he is now, with Real Sociedad.