The Journey Begins
When the game was loaded there were many teams without a manager, ranging from Coventry City from npower League 1 to Luton Town of the Blue Square Bet Premier. None of the teams jumped out at me as ones that I desperately wanted to manage but I applied for them all nonetheless in the hope that I would manage to get my first job and the journey underway.
Unfortunately, out of the six clubs that I heard back from there was only two, Hayes & Yeading (Blue Bet Square South) and SC Freiburg (German First Division), which actually offered me a job. I spent a bit of time studying both teams; with the season yet to get underway I would have had the opportunity to spend the little amounts of money that I was promised and make some changes to improve the teams. However, I did honestly think that despite my past experience being set to Sunday league footballer that a better job would have come along. This resulted in me declining both the job offers and this was despite The Madrista
suggesting that a story with SC Freiburg would have been a great one to read, sorry to him.
After the two job offers were rejected a lot of the vacancies were filled and it looked like I was going to have to go a while without a job. I went on a mission to declare my interest in a range of jobs from struggling Portsmouth all the way to the Canadian national job. Obviously all this interest was laughed off with the team sticking with the men they already had in place. To add to my misery I realised that I was subscribed to Liverpool, as they were set as my favourite team (which they are), and seeing all their news about new signings etc just made it a more depressing start to the journey.
Despite me not exactly exerting myself on the job front, I decided to go on holiday in order to speed up the process of finding my first job.
The only result of going on holiday was a job offer from Bath City who was then sitting in 22nd place in the Blue Square Bet South. Now there was a challenge that surely I couldn’t turn down! I did. I returned from holiday and rejected the job offer and applied for the Sheffield Wednesday job but that didn’t work out for me either. I then followed this with a two job applications to Marseille and Stuttgart and not surprisingly, I was rejected by both. I thought I was going to start to lose interest in journey despite having only reached November in game; however, two offers then came my way.