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Alonso preparing for managerial role

Xabi Alonso

Former Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso is preparing to become a football manager.

The 35-year-old who recently hung up his boots has confirmed that he is about to make the transition following a successful playing career.

“After 17 years in the game, I have considered the next step in my career. I have decided to go into management. Find out [where] soon,” said Alonso in a brief video posted to his Instagram account.

Alonso signed for Liverpool in 2004 from Real Sociedad for a fee believed to be around £10.5million and made more than 200 appearances for us.