Trouble In Paradise
With every action comes a reaction, or so our /genius/ scientists have professed to us for generations-upon-generations. That being said, I never was a believer in hard-set rules or pre-ordained scenarios, although I should have known my appointment as manager of Dynamo Dresden would induce some sort of backlash. However, I did not expect a backlash from those I would go on to work with, and certainly not from my Director of Football Ralf Minge. Yet, he was involved in a heated debate with Robert Schäfer, the managing director, no more than twenty-four hours after the publication of my appointment.
"Robert, I cannot believe you would go behind my back and appoint some nobody to manage this club! Do you not understand the stature and history of Dynamo, are have you lost brain cells? We had a plan set in place! Hiring Uwe Neuhaus was the clear and obvious decision to make, but you somehow managed to fuck that one up by signing a LIBRARIAN of all people!"
"Listen Ralf, I understand why you're disappointed but I need your support. I had my doubts about Christian Schäfer too but he really did impress me with his knowledge of the game, and his passion to succeed. He's a brilliant character too, he could light up the whole squad by just being the type of person he is. He speaks a lot of sense and seems to have great patience too. I see him as a potential father figure to the player, somebody to pat them on the back and encourage them to be the best they can be. Can you not try your best to see if he'll do well?"
"I'm sorry Robert but I just don't understand why you would even considering signing somebody without any previous experience! It's an absolute embarrassment for this proud football club to hire this guy. You have to listen to me Robert. It was a huge mistake to sign him. He probably doesn't have a clue about management! What good are coaching badges if you can't back them up with experience? He's going to be a failure and the club will be dragged even further down as a result!"
"Ralf, I'm sorry you feel this way, but we've made our decision. Christian will be the man to take our club forward. I know that things may prove to be difficult at first, but we have to make exception for that and help him to succeed. We have to work together, as a team, so that we can get the best out of each other. If we try to isolate each other, this club will never succeed. We need you on board, Ralf. You're an important part of this football club, and the fans love you. Playing over two hundred games for the club and scoring over one hundred goals certainly gives you a lot of respect here, and showing your support for Christian would unite the fans behind us."
"That's something that I can't do. Personally I don't know if I'd be able to work with somebody so inexperienced. As harsh as it may sound, I expected to be working with a reputable manager. I'll need some time to suss things over and think of what I'm going to do next. At the minute, I'm not quite sure if I want to continue on in my role as Director Of Football."
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