Throughout his 35-year Football Manager career, Robinho Lazaró had yet to walk into a club for which he had a genuine affinity. Sure, he liked Sporting and Newell's Old Boys but he'd never watched one of their matches before taking charge. AC Milan, however, was a completely different kettle of fish.
After much deliberation, Robinho Lazaró decided to stay in Portugal. He had an exciting young squad and he was keen to see how far he could take this talented group.
After two years and two league title successes in Portugal, Robinho Lazaró was really enjoying his time with Sporting CP. But, at the ripe old age of 71, he also knew that he'd be foolish not to keep an eye out for new opportunities.
Sporting CP had enjoyed a fine start to their first title defence in 27 years. But their exciting young squad was attracting envious glances from the best clubs around the world as 2055 ticked around.
It's safe to say that ageism is alive and kicking in football. But Colombian manager Robinho Lazaró was proving that 70-year-old managers could very much compete at the top
Sporting Clube de Portugal found themselves somehow topping the Liga Portugal Bwin heading into 2054. But these were strange times at the club as their reigning President, Jorge Santos, was re-elected and celebrated his power by splashing £12 million on some random striker.
Lazaró made so many promises to young players about their futures at the club and horrendously overpaid completely average players that he felt guilty about the pain he was inflicting on every Barcelona supporter.
Despite a very dubious financial situation, Robinho Lazaró appeared to be living up to his reputation as a "title specialist" in his first six months in Barcelona.
Robinho Lazaró became the second-most successful South American manager of all-time after he led Liverpool to the Premier League and Champions League double.
Experienced Football Manager Robinho Lazaró had overhauled an underperforming Liverpool side to become the first Colombian manager to win the Premier League. He also became what has to be the first manager ever to win Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana then Champions League and the Europa League.