Xabi Alonso has confirmed he will still be in charge of Bayer Leverkusen next season.
The former Liverpool midfielder had been linked to the vacant head coach role at Tottenham during the past month.
Alonso has impressed in his first senior managerial position after he guided Leverkusen out of relegation trouble in the Bundesliga and into the Europa League semi-finals since his appointment in October.
With Julian Nagelsmann no longer a contender for the role at Spurs and Burnley boss Vincent Kompany signing a new deal earlier this month, Alonso remained one of the bookkeepers’ favourites to replace Antonio Conte.
💬 @XabiAlonso: „We are happy to reach the semifinals, but we want more!“
— Bayer 04 Leverkusen (@bayer04_en) May 17, 2023
But speaking at a press conference ahead of Thursday’s Europa League last-four second leg with Roma, Alonso said: “I’m happy here with the team and the club.
“I’m not worried about my future.”
Asked by a Bild reporter if that meant he would still be in charge of Leverkusen next season, Alonso replied: “That’s correct.”