Alonso announces move into management

After retiring at the end of the 2016-17 campaign, Xabi Alonso said he knew his next step would be into management.

Alonso, 35, retired after the 2016-17 campaign, having starred for Real Madrid, Liverpool and Bayern Munich during his playing career.   -  Bongarts

Former Spain star Xabi Alonso has revealed he is moving into management after retiring at the end of last season.

Alonso, 35, retired after the 2016-17 campaign, having starred for Real Madrid, Liverpool and Bayern Munich during his playing career.

The former midfielder now knows the next step in his life – saying on Monday he was becoming a manager.

"After 17 years in the game, I have considered the next step in my career," Alonso said on Instagram.

"I have decided to go into management. Find out [where] soon."

Alonso won two Champions League trophies, a La Liga crown and three Bundesliga titles, as well as the 2010 World Cup with Spain, during his playing career.

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