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Long winding roads!!

Started on 18 April 2018 by AlfieLucas / First Post
Latest Reply on 20 April 2018 by Aaron / Last Post
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Can George dual manage?
By Samantha Livingstone.

It's been almost a year since former Tottenham, England and Barcelona player Karl George took the reigns of the England National Team. He was on the coaching staff with Roy Hodgson and Big Sam. Gareth Southgate was given the job on an interim basis for four games, but failed to appease the fans or directors with the dire brand of football he played. And in the six games that George has overseen, he's won all six of them, playing an attractive brand of football in the process.

But that's been instilled in him from an early age. Signed by Tottenham as a nine year old, George spent eighteen years at the club he loves.

"Tottenham has always been my club. I've loved Spurs since i could walk. And running out onto the pitch at White Hart Lane fulfilled a dream of mine. But with a year left on my contract, Daniel (Levy) told me that they've accepted a bid for me from Barcelona and it would be best for all parties if i accepted it. It took me awhile to get over the heartbreak and i cried the day i left. I didn't want to leave. And it took me awhile to settle in, new country, new culture and all that. But in hindsight it was a pleasure to play with the likes of Pique, Xavi, Iniesta, Alba, Suarez, Zlatan, Henry, Eto'o and the mercurial Lionel Messi."

In the eight years that George spent at Barcelona, he amassed a huge collection of silverware, to go with the League Cup he won at Spurs. From 08-15' George picked up Three Champions Leagues, Five La Ligas, Three Club World Championships, Three European Super Cups, Four Spanish Super Cups and Three Copa Del Reys. So George definitely has the winning mentality which he's taking to the International Stage. But now George is set to add to his time and take on a club team. And there are a few in the mix looking at him. His old club Barcelona, Atletico, Arsenal, Everton, Southampton amongst those keeping a close eye on George.

Will he be tempted to turn his attentions to club football, as well as continuing as England manager. If that happens, we've got a bright future on the International stage. But who's going to reap the rewards of George's potential in domestic club football?

George set for sunnier climates!

The Atlético board have assembled a hoard of media to their press conference.

"Unfortunately a few weeks ago we lost Diego Simone, who decided he wanted a fresh challenge. And after talks we decided to grant him an early release from the contract he signed. We'd like to state on record, our thanks and admiration to Diego for everything he's achieved with us. The La Liga triumphant and the two unsuccessful Champions League finals. But now we press on with a new era, a new man in charge. And after much consideration, we feel that the best man for the job is a man, who's used to the Spanish culture. And has played against us several times during his career. Today it's with great pleasure, that we've appointed Karl George as the man we feel is capable of succeeding Diego Simone."

Walking into the room with a huge smile on his face, George sits down and urges for quiet as he wants to say something.

"I just want to put on record, a big thank you to Enrique Cerezo (Chairman) and Miguel Angel Gil (Managing Director) for their confidence in me. They've given me this huge job to take the club on from what Diego's achieved. I firmly believe i'm that man to achieve so much more than Diego managed. But it will take time. I will be putting my own stamp on this team. I don't want to just grind out results like Diego did before me. I want to win with a swagger, with exciting and attractive football. It won't happen overnight, but we've got everything in place and i will make the dreams of the Atleti fans a reality. And despite the transfer ban we've got over our heads, i will do my upmost to convince those chased by other teams to stick with us for another year at least."

Karl George certainly has his worked cut out for him. A transfer ban, several players are being chased to go onto bigger and better things. And a squad that was built in Simone's ideals. But if anyone can do it, Karl George is the man.

Good luck my friend
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