Cagliari headed into the Winter break in January 2033 on the back of five successive draws but 13 games unbeaten in Serie A. That had us occupying the Europa League positions, but well beyond the ambitious Champions League goal that the board had bizarrely set in the summer.
I'd just enjoyed a summer of soaking up the rays in the beautiful surroundings of my new home in Sardinia. But there was plenty of work to be done in the summer of 2031 to rebuild a Cagliari side lacking quality and, importantly, money. I set about removing the club's negative bank balance by selling... Continue Reading →
Life in idyllic Sardinia had gotten off to a pretty solid start with 4 points from our opening two games as manager of Cagliari. That had us sitting safe in 10th position and with an outside chance of challenging for European places.
Leeds United moved into 2024 on a strong run of form in the Premier League and having secured progression to the knockout stages of the Euro Cup with a 100% record thanks to striker Sidnei's incredible goalscoring form. A quiet January transfer window was dominated by the outgoings of attacking midfielder Armin Djerlek to Werder... Continue Reading →
We moved into our 16th season in charge of Atalanta having not only won a 10th successive Serie A title, but also gone an entire league season unbeaten and become the greatest manager of all time by lifting the Euro Cup. With this success in mind, I felt that changes were needed and decided to... Continue Reading →
The Atalanta boys went into 2034 still unbeaten in Serie A as they went in chase of a tenth straight Scudetto. More outgoings came in January, with left-back Oscar moving to Tottenham Hotspur for £35.5 million as was not only performing poorly but wasn't too much better than exciting young full-back Sascha Bienhold. We also... Continue Reading →
We moved into 2032 celebrating youth product Matteo Giacalone becoming the first Atalanta player in history to win World Player of the Year and World Golden Ball awards. And the new year saw an exciting new arrival, with 17-year-old Belgian midfielder Nolan Pankert join the club from Anderlecht for £7 million. Our chances of retaining... Continue Reading →
We kicked off the 2031/32 campaign on the back of another Serie A and Champions Cup double, hunting a ninth consecutive league title. The new season began with a quieter than usual transfer window, bringing in just £66 million in fees as we offloaded a few players that clearly weren't going to make it. But... Continue Reading →
Moving into the second decade of life at Atalanta there wasn't much left to achieve - other than becoming the greatest manager of all time of course!
Fresh from wrapping up a famous sextuplet in 2025/26, the following season was always going to be one of a step backwards - given we'd won everything possible in the previous season. However, there was an exciting new beginning for the club as we moved into the brand new Ivan Ruggeri Stadium, named after Atalanta's... Continue Reading →