The Wonders of a Greek12.8.2014
Hello, and welcome to my managerial story. I am Eleftherios Smytrakis, and I’m from Greece. In my first post, I would like to write about, how and why I made it into managerial system. Let me write about me little, I was born on 10th February 1990. I was born in Athens, but spend my childhood in Achiaki, where I played in youth teams. I wasn’t particularly good footballer(I was a winger), since I could only play, for FC Achiaki first team, which with me in a squad never, made it higher than 4th Greek, tier. I played with them, until age of 18, when I decided to attend a University in Athens, to study physical education, since I just couldn’t give up sport. While at Uni. I played for local amateur teams. While after 2nd year, so in 2010, I though an Erasmus would be a good idea to try. For some reason, I picked Poland to go travel to. I landed in Gdansk in August, since I wanted to get to know city, and make some friends, and obviously try out to some football. I successfully made it into Polonia Gdansk, which played in 6th tier of Poland. I played quite a few number of games. I finished my bachelor degree, but I had offers from people at Polonia to stay, that I could play for them, and complete the Post-Graduate degree at University. I though really long about, and I decided to stay, don’t know why, maybe it was just to achieve my dream of playing football, where Polonia had been promoted to 5th tier. That season, I also helped out with youth teams, mainly as assistant, because I still didn’t have the coaching qualifications, but I really enjoyed ‘managing’ teams. That’s when, I decided to start managerial career. I stayed in Gdansk, until I finished my degree, and I had quite fun playing for Polonia, which made into 4th tier. I wasn’t particularly brilliant player, but I still had really had good games for them, and with 2 season helping out with youth teams, I decided to start my own managerial career.
My aims is to win every Champions League in the World. That means that I will have to win:
- OFC Champions League
- AFC Champions League
- CONCACAF Champions League
- CAF Champions League
- Copa Libertadores
- UEFA Champions League.
For now those are the leagues which I selected:
Obviously, I think the best will be get a job at New Zealand, since they are probably the best nation, and best league in Oceania. But I think it will be hard to get job in any top division teams from there.
I’ve already put, job applications for some teams:
I decided for those teams, since they managed, to win previous year leagues, which would mean, that they will play in Champions League, which I would like in my first season.