Journal Entry #9
1 July, 2020
Wow today is officially marks my fifth year in Management. These past five years have been some of the most interesting and enjoyable times of my life. I have gotten to meet so many interesting people and have traveled to many places that I have never been before. I really hope the next five are this enjoyable and my passion for coaching leads me to other interesting places. Anyways for this journal posting I would love to talk about the clubs I have been at and how I grew as a manager and person.
Five years ago today is when I started fresh as a rookie manager in New Caledonia. I honestly had no clue that this job and team would turn out as amazing as it did. If you had told me that during the two and a half years with AS Mont-Dore I would win numerous titles including two from the O-League I would call you stupid. Seriously though I want to thank Albert Mapone wherever he is for giving me this opportunity. From what I have read the team is still doing amazing and they keep winning.
Despite all of that I think my next place of employment was just as interesting. In the year 2018 I would end up in Macau. Now this was insane as I was lucky to have such a great team(s) and the league rules were pretty cool. Even though I didn’t stick along there long enough I still am proud of bringing home five trophies from there. To be honest though I really wasn’t feeling Sporting or Macau at all and was ready to jump ship after the 2019 season. I don’t know why but I truly wasn’t happy being there and I just felt out of place.
Now with HJK I am honestly the happiest that I have been in a long time and am so thankful for this opportunity. There is so much energy here and for some reason this club was the best fit for me. I have no clue what it is about Finland but I am drawn to it and never want to leave. Yes that is right, it will be hard to pull me away from HJK or this country. The biggest thing I am looking forward to is Champions League in a few days, which is going to be exciting.
To finish this post off I want to look ahead to the future. I hope the next five years are just as enjoyable. Even if they are not I am still happy to be what I am and that is a football manager. Hopefully I can become bigger than I am and that the media start making bs rumors about where I am coaching next. Well for now HJK and Finland is what I can call home.
Well this is all I have for now. It is time to get ready for another busy month of football and I am not sure the next time I am writing.
Until next time!!!