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King Eric Returns to Football to Create a Dynasty

Where in the league will Malaga end up?

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Eric Cantona made a sensational return to football today when he was announced as the new manager of recently taken-over Spanish club Malaga.
Cantona, who turn 45 next birthday, was introduced to awaiting fans and journalists outside La Rosaleda this morning.




" "When the seagulls follow the trawler, it is because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea."Eric Cantona

The man who won 5 league titles with Manchester United and one with Leeds United became the first - and so far the only - player ever to win back-to-back English top division titles with different clubs.

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JULY
After being handed a large transfer budget by the Qatari owners Cantona wastes no time in bringing in players to make this squad his own​


The King starts off his summer spending with the signing of the tricky Argentine winger Christian Gimenez for £2.8 million. The experienced wide man revealed the stature of the manager was the main reason for his signature​


Cantona then looks to his homeland for his next signing. The signature of Goal-Machine Kevin Gameiro for £8 million underlines the manager's attacking intentions.​
"It is a real honour to work with my hero and the man I grew up idolising" Kevin Gameiro​

Pre-Season​

Leganes 0-4 Malaga​
Luque (24') Gameiro (33', 67') Dudu (48')​

Double delight for debutant dangerman!​

Cantona then turns to the Premier League to pull off a double loan deal. First off all he brings in the highly-rated French winger Gael Kakuta from Chelsea until the end of the season. He then returns to Old Trafford to secure the loan deal to bring Belgian starlet Ritchie De Laet to the Costa Del Sol until the end of the season.​

Zamora 0-3 Malaga​
Rondon (11') Stadsgaard (52') Edu Ramos (64')​

Danish defender scores as Malaga impress​

Follow to see how this story unfolds. Next: August, Start of season brings excitement to Malaga​
 
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After a successful start to Pre-Season, Cantona is so far enjoying life in Spain. And with a large chunk of his budget still intact he delves into the transfer market searching for a player to change history.​

Benidorm 0-3 Malaga​
Rondon (14') Duda (53') Portillo (69')​


Rondon likes to be beside the seaside

Transfers out:
Baha- Valencia (£1.8 million)
Sandro Santos- Fluminense (£4 million)
Pradas- Tenerife (250 k)​

Talks with International striker break down
After agreeing a fee with Manchester City, Cantona himself flew to Manchester to hold talks with Paraguay forward Roque Santa Cruz. But, after hours of discussions Santa Cruz's wage demands were to high and he then agreed to join Villarreal on a season-long loan deal.

Novara 1-2 Malaga​
Gameiro (30', 72')
Gameiro Saves Malaga Blushes

Eibar 1-7 Malaga​
Helder Rosario (7') Apono (13') Gimenez (17', 46') Juanmi (24') Fernandez (43', 53')​
Fernandez scores double to begin goal tally

Big-Money Signing Checks-In

After weeks of speculation Malaga pulled off possibly the biggest shock signing in history. Uruguayan World Cup star Luis Suarez signs for the Spanish side for a fee off £20 million. Suarez, at the centre of a deliberate handball controversy in the summer, signed a four-year deal and believes that he has joined the future leaders of World Football​
"We are witnessing history and I am so glad to be a part of it" Luis Suarez


Cantona Weaves His Magic Once Again
Two weeks before the start of the La Liga season Eric Cantona has pulled off another major transfer coup in signing of one of the brightest talents in European Football. Belgian wonderkid Eden Hazard signed from Lille for a deal worth £17.25 million on a four-year contract. This shows the attacking mentality Mr Cantona is willing to take.​

First Game of the Season​

Malaga 3-1 Valencia​
Gameiro (10', 32'), Suarez (47')​

Suarez scores on debut for famous win


Keep following. Next: Can All the King's Men Keep Their Form Together?
 
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Just read through it, good start, will folow, whats your transfer budget btw??
 
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Just saw Malaga had Qatari owners... wondered how long it would be before a story started lol

This looks good, not stupid unrealistic signings, which makes it even better

Ill follow from time to time..
 
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