Update #64: Season 15 | And.. we are back!
So... after resigning at the beginning of Season 15 and growing increasingly frustrated with the Palermo save, I simulated forward until the end of the season. Simon Kjaer managed to pull Palermo back to finish 8th in the league but he was sacked at the end of the season. I took a new job (Wolves) and managed them for half a season, form was up and down but it just didn't feel right. In January I signed Daniel Bayer
for Wolves and had a sniff of what use to be... this made me want to go back and try again. Of course I saved the game before I resigned, so I had the opportunity to go back and give it another shot. So here we are, back again, the Palermo story continues.
Welcome to Season 15
At the end of last season we finished 7th in the Serie A, but had a lot of money to work with to bring players into the club. £138 million was available. My job was to try and spend it wisely and improve the squad as much as I could - bear in mind at this point in time, I was determined to play 5-3-2 with a libero, hence why I made some of the following transfers.
The board expect us to be challenging for the Serie A title this season and compete for silverware. This season we are in the EURO Cup II, so I am hoping we can do well, as one of the favourites in the competition. We know Serie A will be difficult, especially because of our poor start.
Before the season began, we were predicted to finish 4th in the league, Inter Milan once again the favourite to claim another league title.
Serie A Odds
In the transfer window I was a busy boy. A lot of the top players I was scouting and wanted to sign, simply didn't want to come to Palermo. So I decided to spend large on a few important positions. Chopko
signed from Man City as our new first choice left back - a Portuguese international. Vaughan
signed from Bournemouth as a potent pressing forward. Cherrez
signed from Real Madrid as a back up keeper for Aschenbroich
signed for a bargain, and will not feature too often but be a decent back up option, likley to be sold for profit. Lastly, Baltic
signed, a young promising libero who could develop into a quality defender. I also offloaded a few players who just wouldn't feature this season.
Pre-season actually went quite well. We competed well against Real Madrid and Man City, then went on to win the rest of our games, and amazingly beating Inter Milan 3-0!
Pre Season Results
As you can see our poor form to begin the Serie A season was not what I expected after a good pre-season and spending a lot of money on new players. Although we started poor in the league, we looked dominant in Europe. It is at this point I had resigned, but now I am back with a fresh mind, and more positive approach.
I am hoping I can turn the clubs fortunes around - I cannot seem to stay away from this save and deep down know it is because I haven't yet won the league. Surely I can do it!
Thanks for all the support (sorry for the muck around)
As always, thanks for reading!