Former Liverpool favourite Xabi Alonso has rejected the chance to become Bayern Munich’s assistant manager.
Ancelotti said: “I wanted an assistant who knew the club. I tried to convince Philipp Lahm before the end of the season, I also tried to convince Xabi Alonso. They refused.
“Willy suits perfectly, he has the right profile, he has been successful at Bordeaux, and he knows the players like Coman or Ribery, and he will improve our trainer team.”
As for Alonso, he has not yet committed to any new role since his retirement although he told theLiverpool Echoa few months ago that a visit to Liverpool with his son Jontxu was definitely on the cards for next season.
“That’s 100% sure,” he said.
“We are really looking forward to going back. I have heard great things about the new Main Stand
“My son is desperate to go. He’s Liverpool born and always asks: ‘Dad. when are we going to Liverpool?’
“I say: ‘Okay, but at the moment I have busy weekends! We will go, don’t worry.’”