Former Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso wants to coach his old club Real Sociedad .
The 36-year-old hung up his boots at the end of last season after a glittering career - winning two Champions League titles, four domestic league titles, plus World Cup and European Championship glory with Spain.
Alonso has enjoyed a quiet few months away from the pitch since announcing his retirement, but has now revealed he is keen to move into coaching and return to his first club.
“Perhaps one day I will become a coach and my preferred destination would be a return to Real Sociedad,” Alonso told Cadena Ser.
“I want to give the same efforts to the club after my playing career as I did during it.
“But I have to reiterate I have not yet decided to go down that path yet.”
Alonso came through the ranks at Sociedad before he was spotted and signed by Liverpool in 2004 for £10.5million.
He spent five seasons with the Reds and became an Anfield favourite, winning the Champions League and FA Cup with the Premier League side.
The midfield maestro’s commanding role for Liverpool attracted the attention of Real Madrid who signed him for £30million.
He won another European Cup with the Spanish giants, as well as the LaLiga title, before then moving to Bayern Munich in 2014, where he claimed three Bundesliga titles and one German Cup before retiring last season.