I have the same problem with my Boro story. Chairman Steve Gibson always agrees with me straight away, but he can't fund my idea no matter what I suggest.
The next Monday I signed my new contract and was back in my office overlooking the practice field and was ready to attack the new season with an enthusiasm unknown to mankind.
Who was I kidding?
There was no place I would rather be then in Mallorca.
It would not happen today or tomorrow. Properly not even before the end of this decade. But some day I would knock R.C.D. Mallorca off their throne and be the best team in Mallorca.
That would only be the beginning of my conquering of the football world.
And I would do it as the football manager of C.D. Constància.
I had a job to do. After a week off, it was all clear to me. The players that have been loyal and helped us get this fare were simply no longer good enough. Players like Igarki, Fullana, Sergi Campoy and Kiko had all done a fantastic job but now they were a liability and I would have to replace them sooner rather than later if I ever were to take this club any higher.
With the total disaster to end the previous season, I needed to rethink the tactic once again. Instead of re-inventing the wheel I took the advice from the Finish manager in Oviedo (that’s a whole different story) and installed the 4-1-2-2-1 for the new season.
Perhaps it was not a good idea to introduce the new system for the fans and players on the first day of the news season in a home friendly against mighty F.C. Inter.
We got absolutely hammered but more then 4000 showed up to see Sneijder and Co.
We played just two more friendly’s with mixed results so I had no clue what would happen when the season kicked off for real. http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q173/Nordskov_dk/CD%20Constancia/36A_zps7c6313ea.jpg
Even with the tight transfer budget (it was bumped up to 100K a few days after I signed my contract) I was for once happy with the players we were able to bring inn. Especially Teodoro Bañares, Francisco Coloma and Cihan Polat looked like players with potential.
Cihan Polat was a castoff from PSVs youth department. He got six games for the first team in 2016 without impressing anyone (5.97 AvR) and was released. He was picked out bye one of the C.D. Constància scouts due to his high determination rating. He had already played on the Dutch youth national team and he could be used on both the right and left side of the pitch.
That we could have him for free was just an extra bonus.
Teodoro Bañares was another attempt to finally add the striker we had been trying to sign for so long. He came from Villarreal C.F. where he had never preformed on the few chances he got on the first team. But on the Villarreal C.F. B team he had some success. He had scored twelve goals in twenty-three games and had a 7.18 AvR.
Match that with a high determination rating and no transfer fee and he was just the type of player we were looking for.
The last player I had high hopes for was Francisco Coloma. His transfer had been negotiated already back in January when his contract with C.F. Palencia ran out. He was another high determination-player I had selected to play on the right wing.