It was a cold day of spring, almost the begining of the summer and the temperatures are still low...but nothing to worry for me, I've got a joint in my left hand, I was listening to some good music and was reading a book about tactics and training methods...anyway, I was enjoying freedom, I missed this feeling so much, but I payed for my stupidity.
As I was about to turn the page and start reading about how much the classical style of training still counts, my phone starts ringing, an unknown number. I answered and this happened:
"Hello mister Escobar, I am sorry to disturb you, I am Eusebiu Dobre, president at UTA Arad."
"I am glad to know you"
"I got contacted by mister Ioan Becali, your agent. I talked about you with mister Adrian Martian, the owner at the club and he seems interested. I called you to invite you tommorow to take dinner with me and mister Martian. Be tommorow at 21 at the Red Rose restaurant"
"OK, see you tomorrow.good bye."
"Good bye mister Escobar"
The big meeting
Of course I couldn't sleep all night and I was thinking only about how it would be...when finally I falled asleep, "RRRiiing" the clock woke me up, it was 8 o'clock in the morning and I have a plane to catch to go from Bucharest to Arad where the meeting will be held.
I've dressed in my suit and went in a hurry to the Airport,I arrived in the last moment but I'm glad I did! The landed on the airport and I went to check in at a hotel and eat something and of course, a little weed, it never hurts!
Finally, dinner time, I met them and this is how it went, after we presented eachother:
Martian (owner): " Look, as you may know, Uta has a great history behind but in the last years we were in misery. We have changed a lot of players and managers but in vain, no real result! I want someone young, someone who comes with a different mentallity and a different view about football"
Me: " I really think I can handle this. Since I was a child I enjoyed and studied football. I dreamed to play on the big stage, but it wasn't impossible...now at least I have a chance to manage"
Eusebiu Dobre: "Yes mister martin, mister Becali also told me that he is a proffesional"
After more and more talking, around 3-4 hours of negotiations we agreed on a contract: the objective it's to finish middle in the league but to play nice passing football. We have 10 k transfer budget and 734 k/year wage budget.
I am verry happy to anounce that I am the new manager of UTA! Finally I have a chance to prove that the worse is behind me and to really start a new life!