The Year 2016
The year is 2016 . I am relaxing at Dortmund Brackel training ground . We had just won the 2014 and 2015 editions of the champions league and after the parade that followed people nearly worshipped me .
It was one of the best years of my life . From being fired from Liverpool , to going to Inter Milan , winning a league title there after which Rauball approached me to sign for Dortmund because Klopp was leaving for Germany , I had decided to make sure that I leave a mark here and I had been largely successful winning the league once and the Champions League in succession . Things were looking great .
I had been a Liverpool player for 6 years and when they came to me with an offer I couldn't refuse and I took it . Being the first year in management I failed miserably ,but learnt a lot of things .
Dortmund has a very special place in my life , I would certainly like to thank Rauball for the trust he showed in me and now we were Champions of Europe for the second year running .
Hans walked in while I was just recollecting my thoughts . We discussed about the transfer of an exciting young player . 21 year old Phillip Foose . He was playing extremely brilliantly for Galatasaray and Hans and the head scout Sven Mislintat said he was exciting player and we were to make a bid for him in the coming days .
I had been following Liverpool for quite some time now . Though they fired me , I was a player for them in my playing days and I was a RED by heart . Martin Jol had just led them to league glory . The first time after 1990 . It was a great day for them .
We had a general training session . Buvac the assistant manager had been there for me to smooth things out when I moved to Dortmund from Inter . From making sure that I spoke great German to finding out good German Restaurants , he had always been there for me .
I just turned on the TV and to my shock . Jol had been offered the England Job and he was more likely to accept the Job . I thought Liverpool were losing a great manager from making sure they won the league he had also been a father figure to a lot of players there and they played for him . I was unsure as to how Liverpool would perform after he left .
A couple of days later it was confirmed.
Jol Leaves Liverpool for England.
And there was a report along with it . Which had the names of people who would take over him . And then there were the usual candidates linked to the top job
Candidates like Andre Villas Boas , Frank De Boer , Josep Guardiola and a few others . The surprising thing that I read was this line .
"Ajay Bhat considered to be odds on favorite for the Liverpool job "
And my stomach churned , I felt uncomfortable . Even if it were the media report , I could not help thinking about Liverpool . Dortmund had given me everything and I had won a lot of things with them . Hans was talking about building an Empire like Barcelona or Liverpool of the 80's , and I had absolutely agreed with him there
But that line made me think . Would it be right to take a new challenge? Is it where I belong ?
What happens if they do offer me the Job ?