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Florentino Perez believes Xabi Alonso has everything to become Real Madrid manager

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Following a 2-1 win over FC Augsburg, Bayer Leverkusen have officially become the first team in the history of German football to remain unbeaten throughout a league campaign.

The season is not over yet, with Bayer Leverkusen set to take on Atalanta in the UEFA Europa League final on Wednesday.

Needless to say, Alonso has been a crucial factor behind Leverkusen’s tremendous campaign. His contributions have not gone unnoticed either, with Real Madrid emerging as one of the potential suitors, once he leaves Leverkusen.

Florentino Perez puts faith in Alonso

According to Fabrizio Romano, Real Madrid President Florentino Perez appears to have full faith in Xabi Alonso. He believes the Spaniard has everything it takes to become the next Real Madrid manager.

While Alonso has confirmed his commitment to Leverkusen for the upcoming season, this news bodes well for Real Madrid’s future managerial plans.

Xabi Alonso could leave Leverkusen in 2025 (Photo by SASCHA SCHUERMANN/AFP via Getty Images)

Current manager Carlo Ancelotti, despite leading the club to a Champions League final and the league title this season, is contracted only until 2026.

Should Real Madrid experience a dip in form next season, Ancelotti could face pressure to step down, potentially opening the door for Alonso in 2025.

This timeline aligns perfectly with Alonso’s potential future. Leverkusen’s impressive season under his leadership suggests he might be ready for a bigger challenge by 2025, and a return to Santiago Bernabeu, his former stomping ground, could be on the cards.

As a highly respected figure amongst the fanbase and a player who embodies the club’s winning mentality, Alonso presents an exciting prospect for the future of Los Blancos – someone who can lead the ambitious project.

Real Madrid, though, are likely to face stiff competition from other European giants, in the race to hire Xabi Alonso.

Manchester City are likely to enter the market for a new manager in 2025, while clubs like Bayern Munich, Manchester United, and Chelsea could also set sights on Alonso, who, in the meantime, will look to guide Leverkusen to Europa League glory next week.

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Revealed: The blueprint behind Real Madrid’s €1 Billion revenue ambition

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As one of football’s biggest and most successful institutions, Real Madrid enjoy serious perks on the economic front. After all, they cater to a worldwide audience and thus see their remunerations come in from across borders.

The arrival of Kylian Mbappe will only serve to further grow Los Blancos’ fanbase, and with a generational squad set to dominate world football for the years to come, Florentino Perez sees a special marketing opportunity.

According to reports from SPORT, Real Madrid have thus set themselves a target to hit €1 billion in revenue and have drawn up a concrete plan for the same.

The player aspect

As a football institution, one of the most significant aspects of remuneration is the team’s direct winnings in terms of prize money. Having won the Champions League last season and with Mbappe coming in, the team is in safe hands.

Moreover, the average age of Real Madrid’s squad is just 27.1 years implies that the team has significant longevity with little change expected in personnel.

The second important aspect that the club hopes to count on is the crowd-pulling factor that such young players exert on the new generation.

Kylian Mbappe will be the face of Real Madrid’s marketing campaign. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

Real Madrid already boast 410.9 million followers on social media and have added 48.4 million just last year. Mbappe, who himself has 132 million followers across Instagram and X, will further amplify that number next season and add to the club’s followers.

It is thus clear that the Frenchman will become the face of the club and the centre for all marketing operations of Real Madrid plan.

The road to €1 billion is thus not complicated, although Perez must be wary that Mbappe is picky with the brands he endorses. Further, the distribution of image rights will be a major factor to finalise.

The new Bernabeu

Having undergone extensive renovation, the New Santiago Bernabeu will take over as the world’s highest-grossing football stadium next season and play a massive role in boosting Real Madrid’s collections. The partnership with Sixth Street and Legends will also be crucial.

Furthermore, the new venue will also serve as a massive economy generator through miscellaneous events. Apart from Taylor Swift, the club also has agreements with Karol G, Aitana, Lola Indigo and La Velada del Ano de Ibai Llanos for exclusive events.

Real Madrid plan to add extra revenue from exclusive events at Santiago Bernabeu. (Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images)

Needless to say, such events will serve significantly to boost the income and near the elusive €1 billion mark.

Cost-cutting

The final, yet critical manoeuvre Perez plans is to cut the costs on the wage front with a salary reduction of €0% already being made in both 2019-20 and 2020-21. That was, in fact, one of the major reasons Real Madrid stayed on their feet in the pandemic.

Player sales is another element where the men in white have worked their plan, getting rid of the older players while their market value was still high and reinvesting the cash into younger talents who can serve for at least the next decade.

The club recorded north of €800 million in income last year and the €1 billion mark is not too far off. Needless to say, the coming year could thus be special for the men in white.

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