After 30 years of managing Bolton Wanderers, we'd absolutely turned this club on its head. Having signed up as boss with the club in League 2 and financial turmoil in 2020, we'd taken it through the leagues, to 15-time Champions of England, seven-times European Champions, and World Champions by 2050.
25 years since taking the reins at Macron Stadium, Bolton academy products have played for England, been responsible for the club becoming Champions of Europe 4 times, and winning the club's first-ever and a further 9 Premier League titles.
In 20 years, we've transformed Bolton into five-times winners of the Premier League and Champions of Europe with a billion pounds in the bank balance.
Embarking on a 20th season in charge of Bolton Wanderers, I'd taken the club from the fourth tier of English football and financial ruin to four-time national champions and being absolutely minted in the last 19 years.
After 15 years in-game at Bolton Wanderers, I thought it'd be good to reflect on our time at the club and have a look around the world of football in 2035. So read on for our best players, competition histories, manager updates, and the best regens in the world!
Heading into 2035, Bolton Wanderers were absolutely flying in the Premier League. They found themselves in the top five, with the best defence, a 100% home record, and the league's top goalscorer in the excellent Guilherme.
There are few things in Football Manager that I love more than unearthing a talented Brazilian wonderkid midfielder. And the good news for Bolton Wanderers fans was that, in January 2034, I snapped up not one but two at the same time.
Our focus on developing Bolton Wanderers' academy products has continued to go well through to the 2033/34 campaign. Ten of our first-team squad came through the ranks and at least four are first-choice starters, but with that comes the inevitability that some players won't quite make the first team.
A tough start to Bolton Wanderers' second season back in the Premier League was long forgotten thanks to a solid defence leading a turnaround in form. As a result, our better players were being linked with some huge moves in January 2033.