So I'm back in Europe, but this time in a whole new enviorment. The grey and cold Slovakia has become beautiful Belgium!
Anderlecht is a team with great foundations. An avg.attandence just below 30k, stable finances and great facilities/networking. I came to the club during the final stages of the "Championship Group", something that's pretty unique to Belgium. Once all teams have played eachother twice the leauge is devided. The top six go on to the "Championship Group", with them they take the points they've gathered against the other teams in the
"Chmpionship Group". This makes the championship harder to win but I like the system as I belive that you have to beat the best to become the best.
The team wasn't doing very well when I took over, placed 5th of the six teams. We got off to a good start winning three straight with a combined GD of 9-1, from there on it turned into a rollercoaster and we ended up in 3rd place, which I guess was okay given were we started.
This year however anything other than 1st place will be a huage disappointment. After a great transferwindow the squad looks strong enough to do anything! We had a few stars at the club already, but after all these years of empty pockets I just couldn't contain myself now that I for the first could do some serious buisness! We've brought in tons of young, promising South American blood alongside some of the African stars I had the opportunity to check out during my time a Maritzburg. If things goes as planned I seriously think we can be contenders for the European crown in a couple of years.
I've decided to stick to the 4-2-4 tactic that led me to the titles with Martizbrug, it suits the squad and myself as well. Our great DMCs and MCs combined with the skill up top will be leathal!
I'll get you guys some screens of the players and such as soon as I have the energy for it.