This Savegame will be an attempt to lead Everton to as many different trophies and titles as possible, all while fostering a Homegrown approach to the side, by bringing through youth players, and using them as regular players in first team games, particularly after the first season.
Who Am I?
I will be playing as fictional manager Tony Young: Once an Aspiring professional footballer, Tony's career was cut short by a horror tackle in a youth game against Manchester United, and since then he's worked with Youth Teams all over the world
Win The Premier League
Win The FA Cup
Win The Capital One Cup
Win The Europa League
Win The Champions League
Win The Club World Championship
Become England's Most Sucessfull Team
Everton Football Club have today announced that manager Roberto Martinez has left the club by mutual consent, presumably due to the reported disagreements with the board over his reluctance to break the club's bank on home-grown players for the first team.
"Spending the amount of money i've been asked to on players who maybe aren't as good as the equivalent players we could have found in other countries isn't really something i'm interested in as a manager of a football club; I should be able to buy the players who I feel will build the team into greats, not be told i'm only allowed British players."
With that, Martinez upped and left the press conference, as his replacement was introduced: Mr Tony Young, the new Everton Manager.
"I'm gonna keep this brief guys; we'll have another press conference later in the week - i'm going to turn this team into legends...British legends - the best players this little island has to offer!"
We held an open training session today, so that I could spend some time looking at all the guys playing, and also to whip up some fan support for the boys. It was fruitful, but it also raised some pressing questions: who was to replace the plethora of loan players we're currently using?
One of the most pressing questions in that respect was who would be the replacement for Romelu Lukaku when he returns to Chelsea? At training, he displayed a deadly first touch, and a great eye for goal which was lacking in our other strikers, and as such his departure at the end of the season is a growing concern.
Additionally, we will be losing Gareth Barry and Gerard Deulofeu at the end of the season, who will be massive losses: Gareth is a solid defensive midfielder, who comes with bags and bags of experience, and will be a huge influence on our side this season, even at the age of 32. Gerard, our young loanee from Barcelona, has great technical ability, but there's no way we'll be able to afford his £29.5m release clause, and it's doubtful he would join on a permanent basis anyway; it's quite a step down from Barca to us, even if we do make European Qualification this season
And last but not least, we will have to find a replacement for Lacina Traore; the 22 year old striker is on a season-long loan from Monaco, but like Gerard, it's unlikely that he'd be prepared to move here for good, even if we could afford what Monaco will undoubtedly ask for...
So. After that training session, it's apparent that we require 2 strikers, a central midfielder and a right winger, at the very least, to keep the squad at a similar level to this season's side....
The transfer games begin now
May the odds be ever in our favour....