Hello and welcome to my adventure into the magical and hectic life of a football manager.
Let me give you some information on my career so far; first of all, I started unemployed with professional footballer reputation. After this I then simulated into December so that more jobs became available. One job that stood out to me more than any other was the Aberdeen job because i like playing in the SPL as you may have guessed by my name i am a Hibernian fan.
When I joined Aberdeen they were languishing in 9th place, however this wasn't anywhere near as big a problem as the debt. They were in 1.19M debt and were paying back just under 200k per month in loans, this was crippling the club so I set about trying to help with the finances.
Very quickly I decided to get rid of a few players I didn't need including Peter Pawlett and Michael Paton. I also sold Chris Clark as he was on 2.7k a week and just wasn't worth it. The only player I signed was Meite as the other two were already signed when I joined. I also re-negotiated the contracts of most of my first team so that the wage bill would be further reduced.
In the end I managed a 6th place finish which for the state the club was in was smashing. I started the new season with some new found optimism found in the players I had signed...
I thought that with the experience of Kieron Dyer and Tomas Cywka mixed with the talent of the younger players such as Ryan McGivern, Dale Carrick and the regen Greg Coupe who my scout had found playing for Colwyn Bay in Wales that I could really muster a decent European challenge.
The season started quite well with 7 points out of a possible 12 then a rot kicked in, we lost 4 on the bounce and were very inconsistent, the fans were getting on my back and I was under pressure so I changed my tactics at the Hibernian game and we had a very good run which we went up to 3rd. However the Celtic game was to be my last as Aberdeen manager.
On the 2nd January I was offered the Wolves job. The objective for the season was to get promoted and the team were sitting in 10th, 6 points behind the play-offs, with a budget of £5.5M I set out to improve the team and I did just that...
I blew nearly my whole budget on the one and only Ademilson for £5.25M which is a bargain for him. I also signed Santa Cruz as a player/coach and Nicky Shorey for 24k for WBL and Victor Anichebe in March for 3 months.
My first game in charge was a difficult cup game against EPL Norwich which we could only manage a 2-0 loss. However in the league we went on a 5 game unbeaten run which put is in the play-off hunt. We had a very hit and miss season with a great 1-0 win against table topping Aston Villa then a poor 2-1 loss to Bolton however we managed to scrape a play-off position and beat Leicester 3-0 on aggregate. In the final we played Bristol City who we had lost to 2-1 on the final day of the season but in the final we got sweet revenge with a 2-0 win thanks to Barry Bannan and Frank Nouble.
I started this season knowing I had to improve for the EPL and with the board giving me £10M I had to spend it wisely.
I decided that the best way to spend the money was to soend big on a few first team starters so I bought Buttner, Chamakh, Dos Santos and Le Fondre for large fees. I decided to bring in a few promising Brazilian regens such as Alan and Riva, added to this was selling fringe players who were on large wages so players like Zubar, Griffiths and Sako were gone. Doyle and Ebanks-Blake were sent out on loan as I don't want/need them. Strengthening the team was a few loan singings and a couple of free transfers.
Big players ^
I'm most excited about Van Dijk as he has the potential to turn into an outstanding player and he is already on the bench and he is getting the odd game here and there already.
Season so far;
I started very very poorly with some very high scoring losses which led me to think that we just weren't going to stay up but we turned it round with a 5-0 win against Sunderland which gave me hope. A decent run was to follow and now we sit 16th however we've lost our last two league games so we need to improve there.
Best player so far:
He's been a rock at the back and is captain, what more could you ask for?
So now we are up to the point which I'm currently at. I will try to keep it at a monthly update but it might have to be every two months. If you want any other screenshots that I've missed then don't hesitate to ask. Comment on how you think I can improve and I know this has been a long post but there was a lot of information to get across so if you're still reading then well done haha! Thanks for reading!