A big hello to all landing on this page. Welcome to a story I’ve had lined up to drop on FMScout for well over three months, and since Football Manager 2016 is just around the corner, I thought now would be the most ideal time to kick things off.
Some of you may or may not know that at the start of the 2015/2016 season Sporting appointed Jorge Jesus as their new manager. What is so significant about that? Jorge Jesus just so happens to be the 2010, 2014 & 2015 Liga NOS (Portuguese League) champion with Benfica, choosing to now cross the line that divides Lisbon to manage bitter rivals Sporting.
As you can imagine, there’s a huge commotion surrounding the managerial switchover, which has inspired me to not only get my teeth stuck into a save with Sporting, but to also document my journey via a story.
Jorge Jesus isn’t the only attraction to this team. It’s undeniably a team that carries a considerable amount of reputable weight; somewhat of a sleeping giant. It’s beginning to find its feet and what I plan to do is facilitate that process. I’ll be looking to dominate domestically, as the hatred brewing between Sporting and others demands, meanwhile leaving our mark in Europe as seasons go on.
Sporting’s finances also aren’t in the best condition, despite appearing to have weathered the worst that was thrown at them. Profits still need to be made and I’ll be looking towards youth to ensure the club is making the most out of its financial gains, whether that means turning to the club’s infamous youth academy or scouting the often talent laden South American market.
I’m undecided on whether I’ll make a few sacrifices in order to get the Beta , but until the game’s full release on November 13th, I’ll have plenty of posts ready for you guys to understand to a fuller extent just how Jorge Jesus placed Portuguese football in reverse with a simple move.