Bayer Leverkusen have confirmed the departure of Gerardo Seoane and the appointment of Xabi Alonso as his successor.
|Xabi Alonso.||Photo: DONOSTIA KULTURA, Los Caminos del fútbol, CC BY-SA 2.0|
Seoane will be replaced by former Spain international Xabi Alonso, who has penned a two-year deal with 'Die Werkself'.
"Gerardo Seoane has done good work for Bayer 04 over the past one and a half years, above all with the outstanding qualification for the Champions League," commented sporting managing director Simon Rolfes.
"Unfortunately, we have left the path of success. The early exit from the DFB Cup but in particular the current position in the Bundesliga, which does not meet our expectations, has compelled us to change coaches."
Alonso will be officially unveiled as Leverkusen coach at a press conference tomorrow at 11.30 CEST.