By Chineze Ogugua
Former Bayern Munich midfielder and Spain international Xabi Alonso has set his sight on becoming a manager.
The ex-Real Sociedad, Real Madrid, Liverpool and Bayern Munich man, who won two UEFA Champions League trophies and the 2010 World Cup retired as a player in May.
The 35-year old revealed his future plans on his Instagram account in a video on Monday evening.
“After 17 years in the game, I have considered the next step in my career. I have decided to go into management. Find out soon. #HereToCreate.”
Alonso began his career with Sociedad and moved to Liverpool in 2004, where he won trophies including the 2005 Champions League and 2006 FA Cup.
He joined Real Madrid in 2009, winning La Liga in 2011-12, the 2014 Champions League and the Copa del Rey on two occasions.
His last club was Bayern Munich which he joined in 2014 and won Bundesliga titles in his first two seasons as well as last season’s DFB Pokal.
For Spain, he has won the World Cup and the European Championships on two occasions before retiring from international football in 2014.