By Rune Gjerulff@runegjerulff

Xabi Alonso confirms decision to stay at Leverkusen

Xabi Alonso has revealed that he has decided to stay at Bayer Leverkusen amid reports linking him with Bayern and Liverpool.
Xabi Alonso has confirmed that he will stay on as Bayer Leverkusen coach beyond the end of the season.

"We have been here many times. It has been a season with much speculation regarding my future and until now we have had so many games," Xabi Alonso said at a press conference on Friday.

"We have been pretty busy, pretty focused, and I wanted to use that time of the international break to reflect a little bit better and to make a decision.

"Last week I had a very good meeting when I informed them of my decision to continue being coach of Bayer Leverkusen."

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