After 30 years of managing Bolton Wanderers, we'd absolutely turned this club on its head. Having signed up as boss with the club in League 2 and financial turmoil in 2020, we'd taken it through the leagues, to 15-time Champions of England, seven-times European Champions, and World Champions by 2050.
Bolton Wanderers had bagged yet another Premier League title and a 6th Champions League in 10 years in the 2048/49 campaign. With 2050 (and FM22) approaching, I'd decided this would be my last season, which also happened to be the 175th in the club's history. And we went into it targeting a first Club World Cup and 15 titles in a row.
The summer of 2048 was a period of massive change as legendary (in my head anyway) club captain Lasse Hermansen and long-time Trotter Talent Jack Barlow departed the club after 13 and 14 years of service respectively.
Bolton Wanderers had another season to remember in 2046/47, winning a second treble as they became 12-times champions of England and five-time European champions.
Bolton Wanderers wrapped up an 11th successive Premier League title in the summer of 2046, which meant that the save was beginning to draw to a close.
An unbeaten start to the 2045/46 campaign had Bolton Wanderers surprisingly sitting second in the Premier League, only trailing a strong Liverpool side on goal difference.