I always had the dream of managing in Scotland. Of course I thought I would go straight into the SPL and manage Celtic. But this isn’t a game, this is the real world. I spoke to the Alloa chairman Mike Mulraney who was very interested in hiring a new manager, to take them back up to division 2. He seems to have lost faith with Paul Hartley. I decided the dream job was never going to come so it was time to get started somewhere. Not sure how it will go, but i’m going to give it my best shot! Mon the Wasps!
Well, that my first season over. Sorry I’ve not really been in touch, this isn’t anything like I ever imagined. I hate to say the quality of football on offer was very poor. I lost count the amount of own goals we conceded, and the amount of penalties against my team! I also struggled badly with injuries, and there was no depth in the team. My best striker Stevie May on loan from St Johnstone was injured for 3 months, he was just back from injury and looked good in training so I decided I would put him back in the team. Only for Stevie to be injured for another 3 months and out for the rest of the season.
We ended up finishing 7th, the chairman wasn’t too pleased but he understands this is a work in progress. It’s good to have that kind of backing. The real work starts here; I will get this team into the SPL if it kills me.