After many weeks spent to find the most suitable manager for the greatest hungarian team Ferencváros, the chairman, Kubatov Gábor finally decided to give me a chance as a huge Ferencváros fan to take charge at the club as the new manager.
This is what I was dreaming about, so i can’t wait to manage this wonderful club.
Many of you may heard about Ferencváros TC (Fradi) as the biggest and most successful hungarian team with their 30 leauge and 23 domestic cup winnings, but our past is brighter than our present so for many of football fans the name of this club means nothing. However in the past few year Fradi developed a lot, there is still a long way to reach the success of our golden years.
There is only a small chance to win the Europian League like the team did in 1965 or give a Golden Ball winner for the world like Albert Flórián in 1967 or a Silver Boot winner like Nyilasi Tibor in 1981, but we have to make sure that we do everything to reach these wonderful achivements again.
First step is to be a constant participant of the EL or CL group stage, which would help us to strenghten our reputation and financial situation and make us a growing club year by year.
Our financial and infrastructurial background is way above the average in Hungary so everything is secured by the Board to make the first steps on the path of glory.
I would say we have a very good team especially if we compare it to other hungarian teams. BUT…. The Hungarian Football Association has a rule for the competition which says that no team can have more than 10 foreign player in their registered squad. The number of our foreign players in the squad is 11, so we have to sell somebody and replace with good hungarian player.
Who is currently in my head is Sihnevic.
Also it can be a gamechanger if I get a good offer for any other foreign player but basically I’m not planning to sell anybody else now.
Club vision / Personal goals
Let’s see what the Board want’s from us to complete with black letters and personal goals with green.
First of all, and this is obvious, they want to see us lifting the OTP Bank league trophy.
I agree, this is very important.
Second in the row is to reach at least the 3rd round in the CL. With a good draw it is achievable.
I would like to reach the group stage of Europian League, which is achievable with a lucky draw.
Third goal is to win the domestic cup.
Personally I think it is not important so I will start my subs here and give opportunity for youngsters to play in the squad.
The Board would like to see us sign high reputation players, which I believe is good but only for the best price as we do not have too many money in the transfer budget now (820K Eur). As this is only a favoured importance goal, I will only do this if there is somebody who is really helps us to grow.
I would like to make it a bit harder. I will only sign hungarian players to the squad and/or foreign players under 21 and build them up to sell them with a good profit. I will try to improve our youth system to develop good youngsters for the first team but this is a long term goal yet.
To be continued.....