Past to Present – Recapping My Career.
My teachers always said that I would fail. They’d repeatedly question my chances at life and even wrote that I concentrate too much on my football in numerous school reports. I never paid any attention to them, and stuck to football. I was determined to prove them wrong, and one day I did when I got a big chance to show what I could do to my supported club Leicester. I took my chances, and they quickly signed me on to a youth contract.
After playing remarkably in the youth teams, I finally broke into the first team in the early 1980s scoring prolifically helping them up into the first division. Two seasons on, I started to become a regular for the first team, and paired up well with Alan Smith up front scoring 19 goals. A year later I would become the Second Divisions top goal scorer and then would become runner up to only Ian Rush on the top scorers list. I then went one better the next season, and became joint top scorer in the first division with 24 goals to my name.
The total amount of goals I scored at Leicester (95) got me a big move to Merseyside club Everton where in one year I scored an amount of 30 goals in 41 appearances.
My spectacular goal scoring form and simply brilliant performances in the 1986 Mexico world cup saw me on my way to sunny Spain in Barcelona. How could I reject a move like this? I made 103 apps for the Catalonians and netted 43 goals. I helped the historic club add to the collection of silverwear winning the Copa Del Rey and the European Cup winners Cup.
My decline as a footballer began when I moved to Tottenham Hotspurs. Of course, I never really declined at all but this was the period of which my career began to end. I finished top scorer in the first division with another 24 goals, and a year later won my first piece of English Silverwear, the FA Cup. The next season, I finished my career in top flight football with a bang, scoring 28 in 35 games coming second in the scoring charts to Ian Wright who notched 29 in 42.
After a memorable career, I finished it all with one last season at Nagoya Grampus Eight, in Japan’s J.League where in one season I scored nine goals in the 23 games I was played in.
As for the national side, I earned 80 apps for England, and scored 48.
However, back to the present, I now somehow have been given the best job I could ever have hoped for. I was now manager of my boyhood club. I walk through the empty tunnel of the King Power Stadium, and finally reach the pitch. I look out to the 32,000 empty seats, and can only dream of packing the stadium out on the final day of a Championship season, coming out with a win which would take us to the top flight once more.
This team, this club, the fans, are all going places and I intend to make sure I am the one to do take them to said places. This won't be easy, and I fully accept that there is a good chance this may not turn out well, but for the time being, I gary Lineker will be the man to take Leicester City forward. And I cannot wait!