Former Liverpool and Real Madrid favourite Xabi Alonso will reportedly be promoted to the Bayern Munich board of directors when he announces his retirement at the end of the season.
Sportbild claim that the 35-year-old has decided to call it quits when his contract expires at the end of the season, informing Bayern of his decision ahead of Bundesliga’s mid-season break recently.
Alonso’s list of honours is phenomenal, where he has enjoyed a glittering career at both club and international level.
He won the World Cup with Spain in 2010 and the European Championship in 2008 and 2012.
At Liverpool, Alonso won the Champions League, FA Cup and Super Cup, before joining Real Madrid, where he won the Champions League, La Liga, Copa del Rey twice and the Spanish Super Cup.
At Bayern, he has won the Bundesliga twice, the German Cup and the German Super Cup.