According to a piece by Man City correspondent Jonathan Smith for Goal, Pep Guardiola is eyeing a new assistant coach in the summer following Mikel Arteta’s departure in December – prompting many City fans to vote for one man to take the job.
Detailed in his piece, Smith claimed that, in a hypothetical scenario, ex-Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso would be one of many ideal candidates to fulfil the role under Guardiola.
Other names that were mentioned include the likes of Andreas Iniesta, Domenec Torrent and Rodolfo Borrell – but it’s clear by these responses that the majority of Sky Blues wish to see Alonso take up the mantle.
Would you take Alonso as our new assistant coach?
Get him now
No, better options out there
Before Arteta parted company with the Sky Blues, he won trophies galore alongside his compatriot in the dugout – overseeing two Premier League titles, two Carabao Cups, two Community Shields and one FA Cup triumph.
It’s clear that, with any luck, most of our fans will be hoping an Alonso and Guardiola management team would be able to replicate similar success.
Here’s what they had to say on Twitter.
Bring the Spanish Don please.
— Budding of Yddgrasil (@h8nry_) April 27, 2020
Genius Alonso should join the team
— Quarantine Taraweeh (@ilyaas4mohamed) April 27, 2020
— CITYZEN PRATIK MAITY (@PRATIKMAITY18) April 27, 2020
It could be really interesting with Xabi Alonso
— Mister (@MisterCity19) April 27, 2020
Imagine Alonso coaching Rodri. He will be the best DM in the world
— Ifatunde Oguntade (@dxvin3) April 28, 2020
oh please be xavi alonso im pretty sure great future coach
— Shawn (@Cityzenbybirth) April 27, 2020
— TGM■■.. |||| (@tumo_tgm) April 27, 2020
— Jordan B (@Jordinhooo) April 27, 2020