Written by Staff Writer at CNN
He is one of the most iconic figures of Liverpool Football Club. But as many managers and players know, life on the pitch is but a brief and fleeting moment in time.
Wherever you go in Spain, it seems, Xabi Alonso’s ‘all or nothing’ style of play will not be far behind.
After giving a stellar career to the Anfield club, and then becoming one of the world’s top stars while playing for Real Madrid, the 32-year-old Spain international now has the chance to test himself at his own alma mater.
Teaching kids to play
Known for his mix of skills and technical ability, the midfield dynamo will return to Getafe as an assistant coach to Ernesto Valverde.
With the club currently sitting in a comfortable fourth place position on the table, some hope his arrival will enhance their chances of honing their talents.
The double World Cup winner was always destined to return to his roots as a youth player.
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez was among those who mourned the loss of the ‘phenomenal’ Alonso following his retirement in 2016, and now he’s back for good.