A stellar first year back in English football saw Robinho Lazaró end Newcastle United's 170-year wait for a League Cup success and lead the club to a second-place finish in the Premier League.
A stellar start to the 2061/62 campaign saw Newcastle United sitting top of the Premier League heading into the new year. Surely they couldn't win their first English title since 1927 in Robinho Lazaró's first season in charge?!
After five years in Italy, 77-year-old Roberto Nascimento da Silva Lazaró left AC Milan on a high by winning his fourth successive Scudetto. He had an intriguing new opportunity that he'd accepted mid-way through the 2060/61 campaign, which would take him back to England with his 17th football club and 19th role as a Football Manager.
You may have heard the news that Southampton were recently the subject of a "tycoon takeover" from Serbian media mogul Dragan Solak. Having just completed our Spending Saudi Gold Football Manager Experiment following Newcastle's tycoon takeover, this presented the perfect opportunity to run another one.
Newcastle United became Champions of England for the first time after blowing more than £1 billion in four years to bring in some of the world's best young talent. And director of football Alan Shearer had even more money available to tweak the squad in a bid to defend that maiden title.
Newcastle United finished 2nd in the Premier League in 2023/24 - only behind surprise title winners Tottenham. But a bumper transfer budget meant 'Director of Football' Alan Shearer had a busy summer ahead of him.
Despite spending £469 million in two years and a bright start to the second season, Newcastle United 'only' finished sixth in 2022/23.
The big-spending first season saw Newcastle reach the Champions League for the first time since 2003, which meant there was plenty of cash in the bank for 'Director of Football' Alan Shearer to throw around.
This experiment, as the save name suggests, takes us to Newcastle United and their new moneybags Saudi owners.
Leeds United had reached heady heights heading into the 2024/25 campaign, with our Euro Cup success leading us into the Champions League and a +£300 million transfer budget at our disposal. We began the Summer by selling off a few players that weren't quite cutting it. This saw midfielder Alessandro Cortinovis move to Derby for... Continue Reading →