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Xabi Alonso kicks off coaching career at Real Madrid

Xabi Alonso's coaching career is off and running at Real Madrid.

The former Real, Liverpool and Bayern Munich midfielder took charge of his first session on Tuesday, following in the footsteps of Guti, Santiago Solari, Alvaro Benito and Raul.

Xabi is working with one of Real's youth teams this season.

Having undertaken the the UEFA coaching course in Ciudad del Futbol de Las Rozas - the headquarters of the Spanish FA - back in May, Alonso now has to coach an academy team for a year to obtain a UEFA Pro Licence.

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