My last attempt at a story. I will be looking for reader interaction, so please comment
Prologue: The Main Man
Determination, Ambition, Vision, 3 things that a manager must have to succeed. My name is Luis Filipe Gustavo Saoza. Im a 41 year old, ex-professional footballer, but you probably knew that. For those who dont know, here is a short history about me;
I was born in Rio de Janeiro on 18th July 1971. My father was a rich business man, and he always had high hopes for me. He once played football himself, but was forced to retire due to injuries. Ever since I remember, he was always encouraging me to play football. When I was 8, I joined the Sao Paulo youth team. I spent 10 years there, and I owe the coaches there a great deal. They really helped my in my quest to become a top footballer. I was a striker, and I scored 36 goals in 50 games for the first team, and countless more for the under-18 team
From there, I went to Europe, and joined German side Hoffenhiem. I spent 5 years there, and became somewhat of a club legend, and scored 146 goals in my time there. From there, I moved on to Real Madrid, where I didnt have such a good time. I was plagued by injuries, and only played 53 games in my 4 year stay there.
I left Real Madrid on a free transfer, and spent about a year out recovering from a serious knee injury. I was worried that my career was over, but I had several offers come in from clubs. In the end, I decided to take up the offer to return to Brazil and back to Sao Paulo. I spent the rest of my playing career there, but struggled with injuries.
I retired at 34 and took time out for a few years to spend time with my wife and my new-born son. After a while though, sitting around in the sun all day got tiresome, so I decided to take up my coaching courses and try get into management.
I passed the courses with ease, and now its time to look for a job. I already have 4 offers, but which one should I accept?
Should I go to; Hoffenhiem, Sao Paulo, Athletic Bilbao or Everton?
Hoffenhiem: The club where the supporters love me. They worshiped me as a player when I was there, and hopefully I could do the same as a manager
Sao Paulo: The club that helped my develop into the player I was. Should I return and help them to greater heights?
Athletic Bilbao: Should I return to Spain? After a dismal time there at Real Madrid, do I return to show the Spanish people what im really capable of?
Everton: A chance to manage in the best league in the world, who could turn that down?
Readers, you decide!