We've all seen it and we have all heard about it one of the hardest challenges in Football Manager history is the San Marino challenge.
Today Bobby G has been appointed as San Marino Calcio manager and in doing so has laid out a 30 year plan for San Marino football to take them from laughing stock to world cup winners.
San Marino Calico
Years 1 - 5 - Move from Serie D to Serie A
Years 6 - 10 - Solidify San Marino football in the top flight while investing in youth facilities, recruitment & coaching
Years 11 - 15 - Win Serie A & qualify for the champions league
Years 16+ Win the champions league & become the biggest team in europe
San Marino National Team
Years 1 - 5 - Win the first competitive football match in San Marino history
Years 6 - 10 - Don't finish bottom of qualification for either the World Cup or European Championships
Years 11 - 15 - Qualify for either the World Cup or European Championships
Years 16 - 20 - Make it through the group stage of either the World Cup or European Championships
Years 21 - 25 - Make it to the Semi Final of either the World Cup or European Championships
Years 26 - 30 - Win either the World Cup or European Championships
The Goal - To Win The World Cup with International Minnows San Marino
Season 1 in Serie D is predicted to be a decent one with a chance of promotion at our first go to Serie C. Quick movement between the lower divisions will be key to survival with regards to finances.
The team haven't jelled well in pre season & we go into the first game with match cohesion at an all time low. I will be working on this predominantly on the training ground to get everyone on the same page.
The finances at the club are good but we're haemorrhaging money right from the get go. A plan to release all non essential plays is critical to the longevity of the club.
The transfer market has been slow but we have 3 key capture coming into the club to start the season.
Alessio Codromaz is our best central defender
Mattia Spezzani is a very good advanced central midfielder
Filippo Artioli is a nice free loan signing who will get the nod down the left
We will start the season out like we do each save in Mike Bassett style playing 4 - 4 - F**()& - 2, looking to play wide counter attacking football.
I will be updating the post each half season with updates as well as running parrallel videos on my youtube channel.
Bobby G Gaming Youtube Page
Episode 1 - The 30 year Plan
I can't wait to get stuck into this one and see just how far we can go!
UP THE MARINO!