Being a pundit was becoming to get a little boring, especially for an ex pro. I had took my coaching badges and was ready for a job, just not in England. Flicking threw the news each day was and seeing the sackings of Roberto Martinez, Roy Hodgson, etc, was making me wonder whether the managerial world was welcoming.
America was looking to take their football/soccer to the next level, stamping down their authority with the signings off David Beckham, Henry etc. It'd been looked upon as a league for the players that are 'past it'.
I had family out in America and they all said that soccer was a growing trend out there, and that I should seriously consider moving down there to have a bigger look. So, I did.
My parents live in a place called 'Seattle', they had a football team called 'Seattle Sounders' managed by a man which the local know as 'Sigi' Sigi Schmid, they didn't have many top flight players, but the most popular would be Freddy Montero, the young Columbian who was attracting interest from around the world. Recent news has it that Sigi was considering leaving Seattle and retiring from managing, due to some personal reasons.
The board has wanted an answer from Sigi as soon as possible, with the American season fast approaching, and appointment would have to be swift.
Over the next few days It'd came out on the news that boss Sigi had retired, and would step down from his managerial role as Seattle manager. He released this statement on the local news channel.
I am obviously gutted to be leaving such a great club behind, but I feel that it's time for me, and the club to move on. I would like to thank the fans, and players for making my time here a great experience.
Maybe this was my chance to step up.
Ok guys, that was my first update, I kinda miss making FM stories so I thought I'd venture abroad and test things out over in the US of A
Please comment and let me know what you think, I'll be coming with an update in the next few hours (as soon as it gets accepted)