mgriffin2012 Yeah all the teams still in look better than us but, wouldn't complain if we pulled off another upset
After training on Friday the team all went into the small canteen with a big TV to watch the draw for the Europa League quarter final. It didn’t matter who they drew Alex’s side would be underdogs for the tie.
Ajax or Olympiakos would be Alex’s preference. He would take OM or Fenerbahce while Liverpool, Tottenham or Leverkusen would leave them needing a miracle.
The first team picked out was Liverpool. Alex hoped they weren’t next. Leverkusen were picked out of the hat and Alex smiled two big teams out of the draw already. Tottenham were next out of the hat and again Alex hoped they weren’t picked. As Ajax was read aloud Alex again smiled, although he wouldn’t have minded being drawn to Ajax himself.
Fenerbahce was the next team read out. Of the three left they were the ones Alex would least want. “Club Brugge”. The team cheered as they were drawn out and Alex couldn’t complain Fener were a good team but, they were nowhere near Leverkusen, Tottenham and maybe Liverpool.
Being drawn second they would have to travel to what Alex guessed would be a hostile atmosphere in Istanbul for the first leg before giving Fener a warm welcome to Bruges.
“Stan, get as much as you can on Fener for us we are going to have to know them well to get past them.” Alex ordered
“On it boss man” Was his response with a mock salute.
The next day Alex was glad to be out of the rain with training and back in his warm dry office. Felipe Gedoz had yet again impressed him and he had no idea why he wasn't used by the last manager he played incredibly and trained really well on top of that.
He heard a knock “The photographers are ready.” His assistant told him.
Alex rose and headed over to a small room where all deals were signed and was greeted by the club photographer. “Alright?”
“Yeah, ready and waiting. Oh and here’s a pen.” Alex had forgotten to bring a pen to one contract signing so was now given one everytime by Alvaro the club photographer.
“Sign there and initial there” Were the blunt instructions from the Club lawyer. Alex signed and initialled before sliding the document over to the player who did the same.
“Here for another year then Timmy.”
“Yep” Timmy Simons responded “Going to have to throw me out of here to get me to leave.”
Despite turning 40 next year Simons had asked for and got a new deal, that even contained a clause to make it a two-year deal. He was also taking over €10,000 a week less than his old deal home per week.