Bayer Leverkusen's mastermind, Xabi Alonso, finds himself at the centre of swirling speculations linking him to the managerial reins at Real Madrid.
Bayer Leverkusen returned to the Bundesliga summit with a 3-0 win at Werder Bremen to ensure boss Xabi Alonso enjoyed a memorable 42nd birthday.
In the fast-paced world of football, where talents shine and managers make or break teams, one name has been steadily ascending - Xabi Alonso.
Bayer Leverkusen coach Xabi Alonso admits he will be left short when he loses players to the Africa Cup of Nations.
Xavi Alonso's Bayer Leverkusen have levelled the record set by Pep Guardiola's Bayern Munich after a phenomenal run in the Bundesliga this season.
In the landscape of football management, Xabi Alonso has emerged as the hottest commodity, drawing attention from some prominent clubs.