So, inspired by several Managers on this site, I have decided to try my hand at Football Management from the very bottom. I had ambition of a globe trotting career, plying my trade in countries across the world. I was armed with my laptop, an open mind and enough money to cover my air fare to whichever club would put enough faith in me to give me a job.
I was 31 years old and a Colombian national but had lived in England since I was a child (speaking Spanish and English might help...). I had no experience beyond a bit of Sunday League football and a passion for Football Manager. I had aspirations to lock horns with Mourinho, Guardiola, Ferguson et el, but the road was long and first I needed a chance to show my potential.
After a thorough search on the internet, I found there were several jobs available, in England, Australia, Brazil and......Mexico. I decided to apply for them all and see what came back. I was excited but at the same time not expecting anything to come from my applications......
After a day of anxious waiting, to my utter surprise I received some interesting offers! Gold Coast from Australia's Hyundai A-League was very tempting, a £3.3M million budget in an up and coming league, not to mention living it up with the surfer types down under. Starting my career in South America in Brazil was another tempting proposition - although the clubs were in the Brazilian Serie B. Guaratingueta, Vila Nova, Guarani and Salgueiro call offered me a chance. The budgets were meagre but all the teams clearly had some talented players.
And then there was a little Mexican club called San Luis. They were relegation candidates but the team had some quality within it and some young players with real potential. The stadium held 35,000 and the chairman seemed like a very reasonable man....And I could speak the lingo.
I accepted and booked my flight to Mexico.