Journal Entry #2
7 December 2015
What a great season for us. We won the 2015 MLS Cup!!! What a great achievement and it feels good. Everyone in Canada should be proud of the achievement. Ryan thanked me for this since late in the season we switched to my tactic and went off from there. We beat LA Galaxy by a score of 2-0 preventing them from winning title number 6. Probably the most disappointing aspect of the season was the loss in the Canadian Championship. At least we are in the CCL.
The support from fans and family has also been a great thing for me. If it was not for the support my life would be a wreck right now. That honestly sounds really fucking stupid and should cut the pity me shit, since people lost their lives that day and I act as if I am spoiled.
Well anyways the biggest shock happened when Ryan sent me a text message Sunday evening that made me very puzzled. That's right its not that we won the league but it was this....
"Hey Doug are you busy?"
"Nope just got back from the Leafs game what's up?"
"I am leaving the club for personal reasons"
"What...so am I getting fired??"
"I don't know but Tim will call you tomorrow."
Wow this totally caught me by surprise. As soon as I arrive home I go on the net to see if there is any news of this. Nope nothing yet. So it's time to go to bed and get a good night's rest.
As the morning comes I have my phone right by my side. RING RING RING
"Morning Doug this is Tim Leiweke, how are you?"
"Good sir, Ryan sent me a text about what happened."
"Were you shocked?"
"Yes I was honestly at first I thought he was joking around I guess not."
"With that I am calling to see if you are up to taking his spot, you have done so much for this club since joining a few years ago and we feel you are a viable replacement. We feel the club has grown since you joined"
"Awesome and thank you!!"
"Can you come down to the office later today to sign your new contract?"
5 hours later I made it to the ACC (Air Canada Centre) to meet with Tim and co. We talk a bit and then he gives me a pen to sign the new contract. I cannot believe that will be the next head coach for TFC. What is even better is that it will be on the 20th anniversary of the league. A press conference is set in a few days.
That is basically what went on in the last few weeks.
Until next time!!