First meeting with Dave Whelan
DW = Dave Whelan
KK = Kevin Kilbane
DW: Hi Kevin, welcome to the Latics. I'd like to take a few minutes of your time to welcome you to the club before handing you over to your assistant manager, who is going to discuss team policy with you.
I also want to assure you that you have the full backing of the board and we wouldn't have hired you if we didn't feel that you were the right person to propel the club forward.
KK: Great, let's get the meeting started. I'm really looking forward to working with this club and achieving big things. I also appreciate you taking time out of your busy schedule to welcome me in person!
DW: Wigan Athletic are obviously a club with a lot of history. The fans really appreciate it when a newly-appointed manager has taken time to increase the knowledge of the club.
I appreciate you might already know a fair amount about Wigan's background, but I can send a detailed overview of the club's history to your inbox if you'd like?
KK: That sounds like a great idea. I'd love to learn more about the club.
DW: The club feels that our minimum expectation for the season is to secure promotion. At this time the board are willing to offer you the following budgets:
Wage budget: £433K
Transfer Budget: £2M
KK: Great, those expectations are exactly in line with the level that I feel the club should be performing at. The wage and transfer budgets seem to be sensible as well. I'm happy to agree with the clubs on these terms.