Viaggio in Svizzera
Journey in Switzerland
This is my first story, and my first FM (had it since late december). Please feel free to make any comments and please tell me if you think this is a good layout or not.
In this story I am going to be a Swiss-English manager taking charge of Swiss second divison club, FC Lugano and aiming to take them to the top in Europe and hopefully become the manager of either England or Switzerland. Thanks for anyone who decides to read. I really appriciate it.
A History of Eren Reist 1978-present.
Eren Reist was born in Southampton on the 1st of March 1978 to Swiss parents therefore giving him a dual-nationality and the option to represent either England or Switzerland at international level.
In 1987, his family moved home to Lugano, Switzerland, when Eren was 9.
Eren, a fan of Southampton, joined the FC Lugano Youth Academy at the age of 12.
His position was a deep lying creative play maker scoring few goals but assisting many.
Eren progressed through the ranks at the Lugano Academy and made his debut for the first team at the age of 18 in 1996. He made his breakthrough into the first team in the 1996-1997 season and was appointed captain in 2001 at just 23 years of age.
He was part of the side that won the Swiss Challange League in 1998 and came 2nd and 3rd in the Swiss Super League in 2000 and 2001, respectively.
In 2003 the club declared bankruptcy and there was much speculation that Reist would leave FC Lugano but eventually he remained loyal and stayed even as the club merged with Malcantone Agno and re-entered the league in the Swiss Challange League, where they have been ever since.
He played his whole career with Lugano and established himself as a regular in the Swiss national team scoring 22 goals in 52 caps, despite his low goal contribution with his domestic club.
In 2008, Reist was forced to retire early due to a knee injury.
In 2009 Resit joined the coaching setup at FC Lugano but was promoted to assistant manager later that year.
On the 15th June 2010, Reist took the reigns as first team manager of FC Lugano after the contract of Domenico Teti was not renewed, for failure to gain promotion.
In an interveiw with Giornale del Popolo a smiling Eren Reist describe's his feelings after becoming the new manager of FC Lugano.
"This is an absolute dream to be the manager of this great club.
"I've loved my time here and I hope it can continue for a long time.
"I want to be ambitious and I want to take us right to the top, not just in Switzerland but also in Europe.
"My long-term managerial dream would be to lead either Switzerland or my birth-nation England in a major international competition, but right now I just have to concentrate on getting us back where we belong into the Swiss Super League."