A changing of hands...
Everton FC have revealed that they and David Moyes are to part ways effective immediately. While the decision is being touted as amicable, there are reports that agitation between the board and manager, plus the lack of funds for the transfer market, have forced Moyes' hand and he had issued an ultimatum to the board of directors. This was seemingly disregarded and Moyes was given his marching orders.
The hunt for a new manager has begun and while the book makers have differing views on the favourite for the role, the candidates may have some concerns over the reports of the manner of Moyes' axing and the alleged difficulties in dealing with the board.
Everton, have announced the signing of a relative newcomer to the managerial profession. Adrian Colenso, who has previously only managed some minor league teams, will be taking charge as the manager for Everton FC.
Reports suggest that the club were forced to look outside their preferred targets when negotiation talks continuously broke down over their stringent policies. Colenso, who has had some success in his managerial history - with teams without high funding, was chosen to take the club forward.
How he will deal with the high level of pressure that the Premier League provides, and the respect he will need to gain from fans, players and staff at the club remains to be seen. Football fans across the country will look on with interest to see how Colenso copes.
I would like to note a couple of things, before I kick off the story:
A) I have a pretty poor track record when it comes to Football Manager and I generally fail to succeed at many of the clubs I manage - so this may be a short story
B) I will leave some of my thoughts in Italics like this and encourage anyone who has any thoughts of their own with regard to my ponderings and story to share with me.
C) I'll be playing sporadically. I might smash out half a season in one day and then take a week to play another in-game month. So try not to get frustrated if I don't post for a while here and there.
D) I realise that B & C are both making the bold assumption that people will be actually following my story with interest, which may be expecting too much for a relative newcomer like myself. But I will try to make it entertaining to keep people reading.