Post by ttgb on Jun 5, 2019 13:48:19 GMT
First off you must be wondering who Sunday Ali is.
He is a Nigerian striker from my last save with Fredriksted. He began life at Enyimba but was quickly snapped up to join my journey in Norway. By no means was the best player at the club but he came in at a time when I was looking to move away from my tight transfer restrictions and push on with my hopes of domestic and European glory. What I liked about Sunday was he went about his business professionally. He never once moaned when I refused him a move or he was out of team. He didn't even moan when I removed him as Vice Captain. He was a lethal striker who in his latter years found good form as an attacking AMR.
With all that in mind he became the obvious choice for my next manager as I look for a journeyman type save. To follow Sunday's journey after he hangs up his boots I have loaded the top 8 nations in Europe and have gone unemployed.
I ignored the initial interview offers - Bordeaux and a Bundaseliga side as I didn't want to start in the top division. By the time December came there were a number of jobs available and I began applying. I was instantly drawn to one club - RC Lens who were sitting 18th in Lique 2. They were just the sort of club I fancied. Plenty of room to improve whilst giving Sunday the opportunity to bring over even more African prospects. Another link to my Norway days was that Guillaume Gillet became my assistant in 2020 after retiring at RC Lens.
So you can see why the board have brought someone new in, they want me to reach the playoffs. Looking at the result there is some promise and I hope to use their current unbeaten run as a springboard to success.
We are also still in the French cup - you know the one with about 20 rounds.
As you would with French teams the team is full of players and I haven't quite worked out what I am going to do with them all. I have a lot of 3-5 starred players but I feel a lot won't make it. Looking at the first team the first thing I noticed was there is a clear lack of French players there so that will be something I want to address. Overall we have the talent to do well in the league but it will all be about setting into a new style etc. Two of our best players are new arrivals, perhaps brought in to settle a sinking ship.
Off the pitch things are much better with over £14m in the bank and some decent facilities.