Transfers and the start to season 2024/2025
Well I have decided to continue with Leeds. I think I’m going to stay with Leeds until I get fired. Which is inevitable. However, I decided to accept the offer to manage the Italy national team for extra challenge. Italy is currently ranked 1st in the world so it is an honor to have the opportunity. The next major international competition, the World Cup, will be in 2026 so I have plenty of time to prepare and get to know the team.
For the first time, the board expect me to challenge for the title. I was given a transfer budget of 37million and wages of 1,3million. I signed 2 wingers because I’m starting to like the 4-2-3-1 with wingers. I also didn’t mention that I signed a winger last January so I will include him here as well.
Here is the one I signed last January. I had to pay 29million for him, but he has definitely been worth it.
I’ve been looking at Giancarlo Signorini for a while now and I finally decided to splash the cash on him. Cost me 8million, which is a lot less than what I was prepared to pay for him.
I’ve been very interested in Salazar as well, but he couldn’t get a work permit before. Cost: 15million.
Felipe Anderson left on a free transfer. He didn’t accept a new contract I offered a year ago and rejected again in January and decided to move to Real Madrid. He was getting old so I’m not too bothered, but it would’ve been nice to get some money off the transfer.
I’m still rotating between tactics, but this is the tactic I plan to use in most of the games:
Our season has started very well with the exception of losing to Atletico Madrid in the Euro Super Cup. We recorded a very deserved victory over Arsenal in the Community Shield even though we had to rely on a penalty shootout. Then we beat them in the league in a very impressive manner. We only won with a tight 2-1 score line, but we were the better team.
We were given an easy looking group in the Champions League. Bayern isn’t an easy opponent, but I’m expecting us to qualify with ease.
I already had my first two games at the helm of Italy, but I won’t be updating on those too frequently.