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Xabi Alonso appointed Real Socieded B team head coach


Former Liverpool and Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso has been appointed as the new head coach of Real Sociedad’s B team.

The 37-year-old has signed a two-year deal with his boyhood club, where he made 124 appearances before joining Liverpool in 2004.

Alonso joins Sociedad from Real Madrid, where he spent the season working as a youth coach. He replaces Aitor Zulaika, who has been sacked.

Alonso won the Champions League and the FA Cup during his five-year spell with Liverpool, before moving to Real Madrid.

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