Alan Shearer was enjoying a much-deserved lazy morning lie-in having just led Southampton to Champions League qualification and a first-ever European trophy. That was until the peace was disturbed by the startling blare of his mobile phone.
A season of surprising amounts of success on all fronts saw Robinho Lazaró on the move for the second time in a year. This time around, he had a different kind of challenge as he headed to México with Puebla FC.
Robinho Lazaró had made a brilliant start to life in Peru. His Alianza Lima side wrapped up the Torneo Apertura in blistering style by battering the league favourites in the Final and had progressed to the knockout stages of Copa Sudamericana.
The Southampton board rewarded Alan Shearer for his 8th-place finish and Carabao Cup win with a whopping transfer budget that was effectively around £300 million.
Fresh from wrapping up the national title in his home nation, after two league wins and a cup success with América de Cali, there was no time for sentimentality as Robinho Lazaró was once again on the move.
Robinho Lazaró moved to a total of five leagues and one cup success in his near-nine years of management. However, the Apertura doesn't, in Lazaró's mind anyway, count as being the national champion.
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Robinho Lazaró was allowed the luxury of about a week for his head to recover from the baffling concept that is the Colombian Liga BetPlay Dimayor. His América de Cali side played 74 matches in the 2029 season, and looked set to play just as many in the coming campaign if they wanted any chance of success!
A seemingly neverending season, in which América had already played 38 games at the halfway mark, now saw them tackle the Finalización stage of the campaign.