After days of sifting through a seemingly endless array of brochures & Pamphlets, I finally decided that Vanuatu would be the perfect place to unwind & work on my tan.
The place was beautiful, truly inspiring. Mile upon mile of unspoilt beaches, some of the clearest water I’d ever seen, Rainforests, volcano’s, the place had it all & I endeavoured to see as much of it as possible, attempting to forget the footballing world in doing so.
Inevitably though, I found myself stalking the Parks of Port Vila just to look at what the locals had to offer.
From what I could gather, a side named Amicale F.C. were the team to beat & I managed to catch a couple of their games. The level was not much more then park football, although the locals were quick to inform me that their sides often did quite well in the Oceanic Champions League. Go figure.
Of course, I also kept track of the comings & goings in my homeland, much as I tried not to.
It was disheartening to learn that jobs at Rubin, CSKA & Zenit had all come & gone without so much as a glance in my direction. I knew I wouldn’t be the favourite to land such jobs but I thought I might at least get an interview or two. Apparently not.
Maybe it’s time to revisit the first division? I’d no sooner finished the thought & my phone rang. It was Viktor. Don’t let him know you’re getting desperate!
“Viktor” I began “You must of misdialled, Villas Boas’ number 0439!”
“There is no mistake Kristoph, I know who I’m calling.”
“Then you have me work?”
“I have you an interview at the moment, only you can turn it into work.”
“Well, I’ll be damned, I guess you do have a clue. I owe the bell boy 5 bucks!”
“Haha, you’re a funny man Kristoph. You know that? You won’t be laughing when you find out what I have lined up for you!”
“Well Viktor, don’t keep me in suspense, what is it?”
“What is it!? It’s a chance of continental football, a potential 7 figure transfer budget & a wage that isn’t chicken feed, that’s what it is my friend.”
“Sounds great, too good to be true in fact!”
"Well it is true, so pack your bags & head to the airport. I'll have a ticket waiting for you & send you the rest of the details in the meantime."