Xabi Alonso has left the door open to a future role as a Coach and taking over at former club and boyhood side Real Sociedad.
The former central midfielder spent four seasons as a player at Anoeta before playing for Liverpool, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, before retiring last summer.
“Perhaps one day I will become a Coach and my preferred destination would be a return to Real Sociedad,” Alonso told Cadena Ser, as cited by Diario AS.
“I want to give the same efforts to the club after my playing career as I did during it, but I have to reiterate I have not yet decided to go down that (coaching) path.
“The current team? We must be confident of progressing in Europe against Salzburg, we have to aim to reach the last 16 and see where we can go from there.
“The one game throughout my career which I regret most would be in the 2003 game against Villarreal at Anoeta (where La Real conceded two late goals to draw 2-2) and we only finished runners-up…that still hurts.
“It will remain forever in my heart forever, while the penultimate day defeat against Celta Vigo (3-2) is the one I would like to replay too.”