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.
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.
We kicked off the 2031/32 campaign on the back of another Serie A and Champions Cup double, hunting a ninth consecutive league title.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 →