Xabi Alonso, football star, style icon and media trainer

For almost two years he announced his retirement as a player and Xabi Alonso is back in the news. When he hung his boots at the end of the season 2016-2017 he also dismissed a class and distinction footballer model that marked an era outside and within the playing fields. And he's still showing his unique personality in the face of two events that have placed him back under the spotlight. The Tolosa, which announced in September through Instagram its decision to become a coach, directs the children's team to the real Madrid with very good results and at this start of the year have been shot rumors that aspires to sit on the bench Madrid, for the moment, as a second coach. But there is another circumstance that can negatively affect his image: He has not accepted the agreement with the Treasury, which asks him for five years in prison for allegedly having disappointed two million euros, and will go to trial the next 22nd to defend his innocence. A battle that other figures like Messi decided not to deliver and opted to accept the penalty of conformity proposed by the tax agency. In this, as in almost everything, Alonso is a different football man.

The crusade that Xabi Alonso has undertaken has no precedents and many colleagues who have passed before him by the courts have ended up accepting to pay and thus evading a prison sentence. The list is long, from Bale to Falcao, through Modric or coach Jose Mourinho. However, whoever was one of the most successful players of his generation, winner of all titles both at club level and with the selection, has decided to go to the end because as stated in March last year, is "sure to have done everything well." His case was initially filed, but the Madrid audience decided to reopen it and Alonso has now responded by choosing to fight. He will sit on the bench as for him dignity is priceless. In cases like yours, Hacienda usually wins, but that has not stopped him. He was a flawless athlete for almost 20 years of career and does not want to see his name now on the list of players convicted of tax fraud.

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While struggling to bring his legal problems to fruition, Xabi Alonso enjoys his family of life in Madrid. Formed in the Royal Society, he triumphed in Liverpool and retired in Bayern Munich after five glorious seasons in real Madrid. He was 35 years old and a very clear idea, to return to the capital of Spain to start a new stage as coach. On the turf he served as a conductor, and the vocation to train was sharpeneded even more after he put on the orders of Guardiola the last three years of his career. Like him now, Pep also fought in court until his innocence was proven in a case of alleged doping. Since he retired, Xabi's day-to-day is much quieter. It lives in a spectacular mansion in the exclusive district of El Viso, of 1,200 square meters and seven rooms valued at eight million euros. He no longer participates in advertising campaigns or makes incursions into the world of fashion, which saw in him a masculine reference of classic elegance.

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In the whole process of life change in recent years has been fundamental his wife Nagore Aramburu. She and Xabi form one of the most stable couples in the sport world, and share their moments of happiness in the networks. Mutual support is given in the various projects in which they work, and it is common to see how she retuitea the charitable causes in which her husband collaborates or Xabi to do the same with her publications. They married in 2009 and have three children, Jon, Ane and Emma. Nagore accompanies the Exfootballer to numerous acts and travels, while it triumphs for itself with its children's fashion shop Neroli, located in San Sebastián. It offers children's clothing from the most exclusive designers and it is going so well that it sells online to satisfy a clientele from all over Spain.

Many thought that Alonso would choose San Sebastián and the Royal Society as destinations to start his coaching career, but things are going much faster. Just taking the title in September took over the lower categories of Real Madrid, and these days we talk about the Bayern directive would like to have him and even that could replace Solari as coach of the White team. Xabi will attend next April to the course that imparts the Spanish Football Federation to obtain the professional Diploma of top-grade coach known as UEFA PRO, an indispensable requirement to lead a team of the highest category that dispute Competitions organized by the UEFA. A first step since you get it could be to become a second coach of some of the names that fly over the club of Chamartín, like that of José Mourinho, with whom Xabi had a very good relationship. Whatever happens, you will surely leave your imprint on the benches as you did within the playing fields.

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