Meeting with the Hamburg Boardmembers
Chairman: Welcome Matteo. We are pleased that you wanted to join us for this meeting. We want to talk about the future of the club and the direction we want to go in. Of course we want to hear your opinion on it as well as your vision.
Matteo: Thank you. I’m hoping we are on the same page in which direction this club needs to move in order to get back in the Bundesliga.
Chairman: Of course that is the goal we all want! But how we get there is the question. We, me and the board, really want to keep the squad intact for the most part. Of course some loan deals are gonna expire, but that can be filled up with players from our youth team. With another 1 or 2 signings I believe we can compete for a promotion spot.
Matteo: I totally disagree. We need to have at least 4 or 5 new players come in. Doesn’t matter to me if it is in terms of a loan deal or permanent, but we need them. We can’t focus our hope on youth players alone. We also need to improve our scouting system allot, get scouts from all over the world with knowledge. So we can bring in the best talents.
Boardmember #1: You are saying you need at least 4 or 5 players? First off all, how are you gonna finance them, we havent have allot of money. Second, you are ranked third on the second half of the season with this team! I think the Chairman is right. We need to keep this team intact.
Matteo: Look, I’m on the field with them all the time. I know what they are capable off and I am showing it in the matches. But we want to finish first right? Then we need the players. I am ambitious, I hope you are too.
Chairman: We are! We want the best for the club but we cant allow you to bring in so many players. We dont have that much money and we dont want to lose our identity. You still have one year left in your contract. How are you going to work when you need to listen to us and don’t get what you want?
Matteo: That would be very disappointing, but I will honor my contract. But if things doesn't change before we begin pre-season and I can’t bring in the players I want and I know we need in order to challenge fort he titel, I’m not extending my contract. You know what I can do, so trust me.
Boardmember #2: Trust you? You are here 6 months, we are here 12 years! We know what is best for the club!
Boardmember #1, #4 and #5 all agree.
Boardmember #3: Matteo, I want to know what you are gonna do if you fail the objective and we sit here with allot of new players, lets say permanent, that came to play on the highest level.
Matteo: If we can’t get a promotion, players will leave. But the foundation is set. We then have scouts to bring in cheaper, maybe more talented players. It it a win situation for the club either way. If I fail, there is a proces to build on in the upcoming years.
Chairman: We need to think about it. You will hear from us within a week. Thank you for your time, that will be all.
Matteo: I hope you will reconsider and trust in me. Have a nice day everyone.
Justice - Yes, for sure! This is promising for the upcoming season.
mgriffin2012 - Hopefully next season we can get that titel and get my first season in one of the top 5 Leagues rolling!
ScottT - No, that is out of our reach. Now I can begin evaluating the squad who can leave and start looking for staff additions and players.
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