Bayer Leverkusen coach Xabi Alonso has signed a two-year contract extension that will keep him at the Bundesliga club until 2026, the club announced on Friday.
Last season, the Spaniard guided Leverkusen to a sixth-place finish and a Europa League semi-final position after taking over the troubled club in October of last year.
“I am grateful for the trust that Bayer 04 has placed in me,” said Alonso, a former Spain World Cup champion in his first senior coaching position.
“The fact that we have similar ideas and directions in sporting matters demonstrates great proximity and trust between club executives and myself.”
This season, Leverkusen will compete in the Europa League once more.