2010 World Cup winner Xabi Alonso returns to Real Madrid as a coach for the Los Blancos’s Infantil A Side. Xabi Alonso finished UEFA’s Elite coaching course at the Ciudad de Futbol de Las Rozas this year alongside some of his Spanish teammates, Raul, Xavi Hernandez and Victor Valdes. Alonso has started his managerial career with Real Madrid’s Under-14 side in Valdebebas.
Xabi Alonso is returning to Real Madrid to start a new adventure as a coach in the club's academy. He will be in charge of the Infantil A youth team. pic.twitter.com/RDM1PUJxMo
— Real Madrid Info (@RMadridInfo) August 28, 2018
Xabi Alonso along with a number of other former Spanish players will be embarking on a new managerial role. Back in April, it was reported that some of Spain’s 2010 World Cup winning players including Xabi Alonso, Victor Valdes, Xavi and Joan Capdevila were all educating themselves to attain their UEFA A and B licenses together so they can kick-start their coaching careers in Football. Marcos Senna, another instrumental player in La Roja’s 2008 European Championship win, has also taken the necessary steps to become a coach.
Xabi Alonso has worked under most of Football’s greatest managers like Carlo Ancelotti, Rafael Benitez, Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho. The Spaniard will have a wealth of knowledge to pass on in what was a successful career. According to the Real Madrid’s website, many of the players in Alonso’s under-14 squad will be arriving from Infantil B. His number two will be Sebastian Parrilla.
Here’s what Alonso’s schedule looks like
Before the start of the Youth league, Alonso’s team will play six pre-season matches and a friendly tournament, between the months of September and the beginning of October: Infant A-ED Moratalaz (September 1), Arnedo Tournament (September 7-9), Infant A-SD La Salle (September 12), Infant A-Rayo Alcobendas (September 22), Infant A-EFMO Boadilla (September 26), CD Canillas-Infantil A (September 29) and Infant A-CD Leganés (October 3).
We all know that Xabi Alonso possessed one of the greatest Football minds and was calm and composed every time he took to the field, expectations will be high and some will be expecting Alonso to reach former Galactico Zinedine Zidane’s Level. We wish this Legend all the best as he embarks on a new Journey!