Xabi Alonso takes charge of Real Sociedad B

Former Spain midfielder Xabi Alonso has returned to Real Sociedad to take charge of the club's B team.

Xabi Alonso began his career with La Liga side Real Sociedad.   -  Getty Images

Xabi Alonso has been appointed as the new coach of Real Sociedad B, the Spanish club's reserve team.

Former Liverpool, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich playmaker Alonso began his career with La Liga side Sociedad, spending four years in the club's first team before moving to Anfield in 2004.

 

The 37-year-old retired in 2017, taking charge of Madrid's Infantil A side - Los Blancos' under 13s - in his first coaching role.

And Alonso has now been confirmed as the new coach for Sociedad's reserve side, replacing Aitor Zulaika, who managed a 12th-place finish in Segunda Division B Group 2 last season.