Xabi insists the club are ready to build a new legacy under their new manager.
He told sportsillustrated.com: "I think that Lucas for example, has improved quite a lot the last few years, he has won a lot of importance in the team and has become quite mature.
"But [let's not] think about a new Alonso. Try to think of a new pattern, a new pattern of play, a new idea of how to play and that comes from Kenny, as well as [assistant manager] Steve Clarke who's done a great job.
"That's going to be important to create a style, and that's what they're going to try to work on.
"And now, when they sign new players, try to gel them as well as possible."