Bayer Leverkusen’s chief, Simon Rofles, has expressed his skepticism about Xabi Alonso taking over as the manager of Liverpool following Jurgen Klopp’s departure.
While Alonso is currently the frontrunner among fans to succeed Klopp, Rofles believes that it would be challenging for Liverpool to secure his services.
Klopp’s tenure at Liverpool has been incredibly successful, making the task of finding his replacement seem almost impossible.
However, Alonso’s impressive performance as the manager of Leverkusen has only fueled the desire among Liverpool fans to see him at Anfield.
Leverkusen recently defeated perennial champions Bayern Munich 3-0, extending their lead at the top of the Bundesliga by five points.
Despite the growing clamor for Alonso to join Liverpool, Rofles, in a recent interview, outlined several reasons why he believes the move would not be successful.
He highlighted contract considerations, Alonso’s comfort level at Leverkusen, his family situation, and the strong team that Leverkusen will have next year as factors that could sway Alonso to stay.
This is a common challenge faced by clubs when trying to keep both coaches and players who attract interest from other clubs.
While Alonso remains a popular choice among fans, other candidates, such as Brighton boss Roberto De Zerbi and Sporting CP’s Ruben Amorim, have also been linked with the vacant managerial position at Liverpool.
This article was updated 2 weeks ago