Waking up the next morning felt rather surreal. I had ordered all of the newspapers from around the country last night to see what the media had to say about my appointment. As i sat down with some freshly ground coffee along with some golden brown toast, i scoured across the papers, some stating i'm the perfect man for the job and have the drive and determination that is needed to get the club back to the top of European football. Others claim my lack of managerial experience will hinder my chances of success and my tactics will be negative because of the position i played. I aim to prove those journalists wrong and shall set my team out to play attacking and attractive football.
"hello Paolo and congratulations on getting the job, how does it feel to be back?"
After a delicious breakfast, I got a shower, got ready and put my new suit on and set off to the stadium for the first press conference of my new career. On the way, lots of cars beeped horns, fans waved and shouted from the pavement. It was nice to be back, 20 minutes later i found my self in my own parking space, under the stadium. I walked up to the main entrance, a wave of nerves hit me. I was greeted inside the stadium by the press officer, Who told me I was already late and the journalists where getting rather impatient, he led me to the press room and already sitting round the table was the president and vice-president. I sat down and the journalists applauded me, and instantly fired me with questions.
"Thank you, i can't describe the emotions i'm currently feeling, it's overwhelming."
"Paolo, Do you feel ready for the huge challenge that lies ahead?"
"I think so, AC Milan are my club and i believe i can lead the club i love to glory"
"The squad currently needs a major clearout with lots of ageing players, will you be looking to sell a few players?"
"Most definitely, There are players in the team who don't deserve to wear the famous colours of red and white"
"You currently have a huge background staff, Will you be bringing in your own or keep the staff currently available?"
"I'll probably bring in some of my own staff, but there's a lot of experience there that I'd like to keep."
"You probably won't have a lot of cash to spend on players, But is there any players you'd like to bring in to strengthen the squad?"
"Myself and the chairman haven't yet discussed transfer targets or the budget i'll have but of course there are players i have been taking a close look at."
"What sort of tactics will you drill into the players throughout the course of pre season.?"
"I want the player to play with a fluency, an arrogance. I want the ball on the floor at all times, I want a sharp tempo, players with flair, but i also want players who have a dirty side to their game and are street wise. I want to entertain the fans, that's what football is all about"
"Juventus beat Milan to the league by 4 points last season and Barcelona knocked Milan out in the Quarter Finals of the Champions League, do you believe you could improve on last seasons results?"
"Most definitely, Last season was a blip and a forgettable one, but i'm confident in my ability to lead the club to serie A glory.
The press officer then intervened, "That will be all questions for today."
After the press conference, I had a meeting arranged with the president .....