With the in-game Football Manager 2020 clock ticking past 20 years, a new challenge was afoot as title specialist Robí di Lathamé took one last gamble in a career that's soon to come to a close. With the new Football Manager about to land, I decided to move on from two titles with Feyenoord and joined Italian giants Juventus.
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 →
Atalanta's hunt for La Decima - a 10th consecutive Serie A title - began with upheaval at the club, as our long-time Chairman Antonio Percassi moved aside with a new tycoon Ty Jenkins completing a takeover. In effect, it didn't actually change anything as the new guy didn't put any money in and didn't take... 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 →
We moved into 2031 with Atalanta sitting pretty at the top of Serie A on a 17-match unbeaten run in the league and having progressed to the knockout stages of the Champions Cup. One outgoing transfer saw midfielder Damian Oliva move to Borussia Monchengladbach for £7 million and five more young players leave the club... Continue Reading →
Last time out I established myself as the greatest English manager of all time by wrapping up a sixth successive Serie A title and a third Champions Cup crown for Atalanta. And the 2029/30 campaign began in familiar fashion, with more big money sales and massive profits on players who weren't quite establishing themselves as... Continue Reading →
Last time I joked about becoming the greatest manager of all time at Atalanta. Well, we've made some progress towards that aim with Robi di Lathamé becoming the greatest English manager of all time - surpassing the achievements of a certain Bob Paisley. We moved into 2029 sitting pretty at the top of Serie A... 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!
Mid-way through the 2020/21 campaign we found ourselves once again exceeding expectations, sitting nicely in the top four and with a decent chance of challenging the mighty Inter Milan, AS Roma and Juventus for the Serie A title. The January Transfer Window was a pretty quiet affair, releasing a load of youngsters who were never... Continue Reading →
After recording the best-ever finish in Atalanta's history, expectations increased heading into the 2020-21 campaign. Indeed, the board bumped our lowest possible expectation for the season from 'mid-table finish' up to 'top-half finish.' Another summer of outgoings preceded the campaign, with 26 players exiting the club either on permanent transfers, being released or on loan.... Continue Reading →