Robinho Lazaró and his AC Milan players celebrated an unprecedented double-treble in the summer of 2060 - defending their Italian Supercup, Serie A and Champions League titles.
AC Milan ended a 52-year wait for their eighth Champions League success in the summer of 2059 as Robinho Lazaró led an exciting crop of youngsters to an unlikely treble. And the 75-year-old was convinced to stay in Italy for another year with a bumper £125,000 weekly salary.
Youthful AC Milan made an impressive start to their Scudetto defence in 2058/59, only losing twice and drawing none of their first 16 league games. But could Robinho Lazaró's young starlets continue to impress under pressure from a much more experienced Juventus?
Robinho Lazaró wrapped up the 27th league title of his long and distinguished Football Manager career as his AC Milan side won Serie A in 2057/58. His next task was to keep developing the club's exciting young prospects and defend the Scudetto.
AC Milan's strong start to the 2057/58 campaign saw the club's board dish out a new one-year contract that nearly doubled 73-year-old manager Robinho Lazaró's wages to £95,000-per-week.
Season one in Italy had been a rather surprising success for Robinho Lazaró. While the 73-year-old Colombian hadn't won a trophy with AC Milan, his side came mightily close to champions Inter on the final day - securing the record-high points total without winning Serie A.
Robinho Lazaró had settled very nicely into the Italian lifestyle and the Italian football style. He'd bagged himself a beautiful little villa on the outskirts of Milan, and his AC Milan side had only conceded 10 goals in 22 games in his first six months in charge.
Throughout his 35-year Football Manager career, Robinho Lazaró had yet to walk into a club for which he had a genuine affinity. Sure, he liked Sporting and Newell's Old Boys but he'd never watched one of their matches before taking charge. AC Milan, however, was a completely different kettle of fish.