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Real Madrid line up former Liverpool star as assistant manager for next season

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho’s return to Real Madrid took a step closer after the Spanish giants closed in on a new assistant manager.

Real Madrid have identified Xabi Alonso as part of next season’s backroom staff, according to OK Diario.

Santi Solari replaced Julen Lopetegui mid-season after Los Blancos’ dismal start to the campaign.

Despite a poor start to the season, Madrid are just five points behind Barcelona in La Liga.

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