According to reports, Xabi Alonso is set to become the manager of Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach in June.
Current Gladbach manager Marco Rose will be leaving the club in June after Borussia Dortmund activated a clause in his contract that allowed him to leave Dortmund's rivals.
Alonso assumed a coaching role at Real Madrid in 2018 whilst he was working on completing a UEFA Elite coaching course with several former teammates, and then he left for Soicedad's second team in 2019.
Borussia Monchengladbach sporting director Max Eberl has been on the lookout for a manager to replace Rose for a significant amount of time.
In a recent interview with ZDF, Eberl said "I'm looking for a new coach for the summer, so I've been on the road very, very intensively for the last three weeks."
"I had very, very many and good conversations. I am on the right track, we had a selection of candidates that we have dealt with. With the focus we are already on the home straight - we have a clear vision."
The Spanish World Cup winner led Real Sociedad B to a fifth place finish in Segunda Division B Group 2 last season, with this being one of the subdivisions in the third tier of Spanish football, and he is currently guiding the side to a top of the league finish.
Gladbach started the 2020/21 season well, challenging for the UEFA Champions League spots, but have then fallen way short of what was expected, getting 21 points from a possible 39 in 2021.
It remains to be seen whether this will be a good appointment for all parties, but it is definitely thought to be done with the hope of securing a brighter future for a club that has tailed off immensely in 2021.