After much deliberation, Robinho Lazaró decided to stay in Portugal. He had an exciting young squad and he was keen to see how far he could take this talented group.
After two years and two league title successes in Portugal, Robinho Lazaró was really enjoying his time with Sporting CP. But, at the ripe old age of 71, he also knew that he'd be foolish not to keep an eye out for new opportunities.
Sporting CP had enjoyed a fine start to their first title defence in 27 years. But their exciting young squad was attracting envious glances from the best clubs around the world as 2055 ticked around.
It's safe to say that ageism is alive and kicking in football. But Colombian manager Robinho Lazaró was proving that 70-year-old managers could very much compete at the top
Sporting Clube de Portugal found themselves somehow topping the Liga Portugal Bwin heading into 2054. But these were strange times at the club as their reigning President, Jorge Santos, was re-elected and celebrated his power by splashing £12 million on some random striker.