Claudio Marchisio - Managing Empoli
Having had a few weeks out of the game I have decided to dip my toe back into a save and this time I have decided to manage in Italy as Claudio Marchisio, the recently retired Italy international. I will be managing Empoli - a side newly promoted to Serie A but who have never won a major trophy and have only been in Serie A for 13 seasons in all so I have a low starting point.
As a player Marchisio was a central midfielder who spent most of his career at Juventus who he supported. In all he made 389 apps for Juventus, scoring 37 goals in all competitions and while at the club he won 7 league titles, 1 Serie B title, 3 Supercoppas and 4 Coppa Italias. When he left he joined Zenit St.Petersburg in Russia and he won the league title there in his one season at the club. Earlier in his career however he had a loan spell at Empoli so it is a return to the club that gave him his first chance in Serie A.
Internationally he won 55 caps for Italy, scoring 5 goals.
Founded - 1920
Nickname - Gil Azzurri (The Blues)
Ground - Stadio Carlo Castellani
Capacity - 16,284
The aim of the save is to establish Empoli as a regular side in Serie A and progress towards European qualification and of course winning trophies! With the big guns of the 2 Milan sides, Juventus, Roma, Lazio, Napoli and Atalanta I dont envisage that things will be done quickly!