It was a nice warm summer evening as I sat in my local public house drinking what was on my first drink of the night, I stepped outside for a cigarette and my mobile phone rang. It was a withheld number so I did not want to answer it but curiosity got the better of me and I finally answered.
" Mr Davies, is that you came a strong Welsh accent over the phone" I answered swiftly with a simple Yes, The Welshman replied "This is Huw Jenkins chairman of Swansea City Football Club an I ..... I Cut in Gaz Piss Off I know its you ! and I started laughing.
No Mr Davies this is genuinely Huw Jenkins I am outside the pub your in, Your Girlfriend said you would be here when I rang your house phone"
I stepped outside and I could not believe my eyes it wasn't a hoax or a lie and definatel;y not Gaz. Mr Jenkins invited me into his car and asked me to to go with him to Landore ( Swansea City FC's Training Complex ).
We Arrived within a few hours, Huw had already offered me The managers job after the owner Jason Levein had been on a Coaching Course I had been on, I hadn't a clue who he was but apparently he had been impressed with me.
I met with club captain Leon Britton and star player Gylfi Sigurdsson. It was explained to them who I was Leon and Gylfi were true gents and said they didn't mind introducing me to the rest of the Squad !
So I am now sat here in my swanky new office wondering how the hell I got here, I have just completed my first Press Conference introducing me to the World as Swansea City FC's new manager.
I have set myself 4 Targets
- Top Half Finish
- 5th Round FA Cup
- 4th Round EFL Cup
- Keep Star Players
I have been given a small transfer kitty as I have to prove myself to get a larger one. The Budgets I have been given are £4.04m Transfers £1,411,173 Wages.
I'm not sure what I can achieve on this, but I know that Swansea have a great squad with many leaders. I will keep you all updates as we go.