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Celta Vigo - Os Celestes

Started on 2 March 2014 by BaggiesJames
Latest Reply on 15 March 2014 by BaggiesJames
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A great season you had! And finally very nice, congratulations, and good luck ahead!
2014-03-12 08:47#164752 bebero : A great season you had! And finally very nice, congratulations, and good luck ahead!
Thanks mate! Was great to go from 21st and then get promoted! And i'll need the luck

1500 views! Thanks to everyone who is following this story as i am really enjoying it and im glad i can get the views! Hopefully the Championship will make it enjoyable for everyone!

Costa: "I Quit"

Swindon Town manager Rui Costa has today declared he quits as the manager of the GIbraltar national team. Costa, who has been in charge of Gibraltar since July 2013, has said he needed to leave them in order to progress in his club management career. Speaking to BBC Sport, the former Benfica midfielder had this to say on the situation, "I would like to say a big thanks to the Gibraltar Football Association for giving me my first management role in football. Obviously they appointed me after they had been given full UEFA membership, and my experience in football is huge, so i think everyone could see why I appointed. The reason that I have stepped down from my position as manager is because I would now like to put all my focus on Swindon Town and my club management career. I think in international team management, it gets to a point where you realise you will not succeed, and I think that 8 defeats and 1 win from 9 games is a sign that the Gibraltar national team are not going to progress any further under my guidance. The lads who play for Gibraltar are great and have amazing spirit and I'm sorry to leave them, but I feel that leaving Gibraltar is the best option for my career. I would also like to comment on the situation about me being linked to the vacant Real Salt Lake job, I am committed to Swindon but would be open to talks with the MLS side, i can at least hear what they have to offer me. I look forward to the future with Swindon and also wish Gibraltar the best of luck in the future".

Costa Signs New Contract

Swindon Town manager Rui Costa had today agreed to sign a new contract at the Sky Bet Championship club, but it is not a deal that fans would prefer. Costa, 42, led The Robins to promotion last season via the play-offs after arriving at the club 15 games into the season with them in 21st place, and today put pen to paper on a new deal, but the deal only sees his wages reduced by £100 per week. Swindon also increased the wage budget to tempt Costa into signing the deal, although the contract expires at the end of the season and is no change on last seasons deal. Fans have now started protesting outside the County Ground about the club not extending Costa's deal beyond the end of the season, especially seen as he has spoken to MLS side Real Salt Lake about the vacant managers job across the pond. Costa has declined to comment on the situation but has apparently told friends he is keeping his options open in hope that a club that on a sounder financial footing than Swindon have a vacant manager's post as he is reportedly seeking to leave Swindon and there are fears that he will not extend his contract at the end of the season. Chairman Lee Power has also declined to comment on the situation as he himself has no idea what Costa plans to do at the end of the season or whether or not he plans to leave the club for Real Salt Lake, but for now, Costa is expected to keep a low profile as he decides his future.
Surprised to see you leave Gibraltar but at least not you can fully focus on the job with Swindon!
Congrats on 1.5k views by the way :)
Gibraltar > Swindon
Thanks both of you:) Yeah i can fully focus on it, the 1.5k views has made me happy, and 510, Gibraltar > the world

Swindon Complete Transfer Business

Swindon Town manager Rui Costa has released a list of all the players his side have signed in an attempt to survive in the Championship. The club released a statement on their official website with Costa saying this, "I have worked long and hard to bring in all of these players and to also choose the right departures as i believe this side can succeed if we pull our socks up. I want nothing more than the best for this side and i want us to rise up the table as fast as possible and continue the journey to the Premier League. The only thing i would want is for us t have a bit more money to spend and bring in some extra players, but other than that i am happy with how the club is being run".

Rumours are going round the internet and papers that the club are starting to go into a bit of financial bother, with chairman Lee Power and manager Rui Costa both refusing to comment on the situation. This has only sparked the rumours and people are now saying that the financial situation at the club is starting to go into a huge down-spiral.

Swindon Pre-Season Friendlies

This months pre-season friendlies have been quite bad, obviously we beat Stockport, but we managed to put some decent performances. The players are playing alright and i think we can really do well this season if we can put in some consistent performances and i don't see any reason why we cannot challenge for a top half finish or for a place in the play-offs. Players such as Milan Lalkovic, Lloyd Isgrove and John Marquis could all be key players for us this season if they adjust to my tactics.

Sorry this update was short, got a major one planned after this and i couldn't think of much to put seen as their is a huge update coming and i have also had some personal problems. Sorry guys.

Costa Leaves Swindon

Rui Costa has today sensationally stepped down as manager of Swindon Town. The 42 year old, took over at the helm in October 2013 with the club languishing in 21st place with 12 points after 15 games, but managed to turn things around at the County Ground by guiding the club to a 6th place finish, and then winning the play-offs to get the club promoted into the Championship. Costa has said that he was looking for a new challenge in football and gave the reasons for his departure when speaking to Sky Sports News, "I know I only recently signed a new contract with Swindon, but I accepted a wage deduction because of the club's finances going down the drain. The players I bought into the club were of good quality, but then the wage budget went into the red area and the club were in even more financial trouble. I need a new challenge for my career, I know I haven't been here for a year yet, but I just need a break as i have been admitted to hospital 4 times in the last month with a stress related illness, so my main reason for departing Swindon is for my own health. I would like to thank the chairman Lee Power and the rest of the board for giving me my first opportunity in club management, and I wish the club well for the future, maybe one day i could return to the team if the fans will accept me back as they have been a huge inspiration during my reign as they backed me from the start, when i was manager of Gibraltar, so now, lets see what the future holds."

Newspapers have been reporting the main reason for Costa's departure was that he had broke out into fights with numerous amounts of players that he wanted to get rid of and exile from the team, some of these players being Darren Ward and Aaron Mokoena. Fans have been protesting outside the County Ground in anger that the board did not do enough to persuade Costa to stay, and hope that the new manager will be as motivating as Costa, with names such as Paul Ince and Owen Coyle being thrown into the hat.
Nice update man! Very in depth also!
2014-03-15 01:47#165027 Nathaniel : Nice update man! Very in depth also!
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Celta Vigo Appoint Costa

Today on August 30th, La Liga side Celta Vigo have confirmed the appointment of former Swindon Town manager Rui Costa after he quit The Robins not that long ago. Costa, 42, resigned from his post as manager of Swindon Town on the 28th July, and that was because he felt he needed a new challenge in his career. It has been revealed that the former Benfica player also applied for vacant posts at Benfica, where he was hoping for a hero's return, AC Milan and HSV, where he got interviewed for the job at all three teams but not one of them followed up after the interview, all preferring more established managers. Costa has signed a contract until 2017 and will be earning a wage of what's thought to be a sum of around £17,750 per week and will be asked to help Vigo avoid relegation to Liga Adelante. Last season they finished 17th place in La Liga, narrowly avoiding relegation after a 5 year absence from Spain's top flight, and will be looking to develop and progress under Costa.

Speaking to Spanish newspaper Marca, Costa had this to say: "When the position at Celta Vigo became available, I knew that they were the team for me. I know I applied for three other jobs before hand, but they were a rush to get back into management as I knew I couldn't stay away from the game for long. The project available at Vigo was just too tempting, they have some fantastic youth players, a great squad and they do have some money to spend too. I want to try and remain in the post for a long time, as I believe that with some of the players we have at the club at the moment there is a strong chance we can survive relegation, I mean look at the job I did at Swindon, they were in the relegation zone when i took over, we ended up winning promotion, but the fans shouldn't expect us to challenge the big boys just yet though. I plead with the fans to get behind me from the start and trust my transfer dealings as I only bring in players who I think will help the club progress up the table. I would like to thank the board for giving me the job and I will not let them or the fans down."
This isn't The Rock of Swindon at all! This is just Celta Vigo!

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