Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is considering appointing footballing legend Xabi Alonso as his new assistant manager, according to Spanish journalist Luis Restrepo.
Guardiola has been on the hunt for a new number two ever since Mikel Arteta made the switch to North London in December. And now, Xabi Alonso is being touted as a candidate for the role.
Recent reports have suggested the appointment of a new assistant manager could be 'the biggest signing of the summer' for Manchester City; and Alonso would certainly fit that mould.
Pep Guardiola and Xabi Alonso have worked together before; with the Spaniard being a key component in the Catalan's three-time Bundesliga winning Bayern Munich side. Alonso is currently the manager of Real Sociedad B, who sit fifth in the Segunda Division in Spain.
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