It was around 5pm and I was in my apartment with Dad. We were playing UNO, a game we've been playing together since I was 5 years old. The excitement never left though. I loved playing that game so much. I was on the verge of playing a +4 card when my phone rang. It was Mr. Faber. I answered and before I could speak, I was told to go to his office immediately. I finished the game with my dad first, who beat me, while also countering my last resort +4. I know it was irresponsible making Faber wait, but family comes first. As the club office was around 20 minutes from my apartment, I took a taxi there. I reached his office and knocked on the door.
"Come in" said Faber
"You wanted to see me sir?" I replied
"Ah, Mats of course. Sit down. Tell me, what did you think of this season?"
"I think that it was an excellent season sir, both for myself and for the club and that the next one is gonna be even better."
"I see. We talked yesterday about how you did this season, agreeing that it was a good start. I am sure you know that your contract is running out in about a week."
"Yes sir, I've been meaning to talk to you about that. I don't mean to be rude or anything but, when will I be offered a new contract?"
"That's the thing Mats. You won't. You will be leaving the club as soon as your contract ends."
"What? Why? I don't understand. I thought you told me that you were looking forward to my next season here and us working together for once more."
"I'm sorry Mats but things change. After the board had a meeting, we decided you should not be the person to continue. Do not take this the wrong way, but we would prefer if a Luxembourgian manager continued. We have already found a replacement. I wanted you to find out from me. I'm telling you now cause I really don't want you being left without a job. I think you should start looking for a new club to manage. Now, I'd be grateful if you left, as I have a meeting to attend. Thank you and I wish you the best of luck."
That was purely racist. He doesn't want me to continue because i'm from another country? Sorry but that is bullshit to me. Fucking racist prick. I thought we respected each other, but he showed me his true self. I don't believe this. Suddenly, I was back where I was almost a year ago. Searching for a job. I returned home and told dad. He of course was supportive and called Mr. Faber himself in order to resign. Next thing I knew, a few days later we packed our things and left for Rotterdam. Back in our family home. In the next few days I had applied to numerous teams, managing to get interviews with quite a few as well. I had offers from the likes of Wycombe and Fortuna Koln, but I rejected them. One team did catch my attention though. It seems like the best one out of these.
We won't know now will we?
They already lost one unfortunately.
To be fair, I really don't know how to respond to these comments now that I won't be continuing as Racing-Union manager. xD
I am proud of the players. We tried our best but it wasn't meant to be. Let's see where Mats will end up.
Oh he will, but at another club.
I really hope he guides the team where they deserve to be. Because they do deserve to be good. Fuck the board though.
NOTE: The club did indeed not offer me a new contract. I don't know if it's because of some bug or if I did anything wrong, but in order to be realistic, I decided to resign instead of continuing on a non-contract until I was offered a new one. This storyline may be a tad shite, but bear with me it was difficult to come up with a way of explaining why I'm not continuing at the club. So I wrote the first logical thing that I came to mind. I really wanted to continue with Racing-Union, but oh well.