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Kevin’s Story Update: Misery in Montevideo…

Hello friends and welcome back to my Football Manager Story which left off last time with me resigning from Vancouver and taking an Air Canada flight to the southern hemisphere. This will be merely a placeholder update just so everyone knows the story is still alive as the past week has been incredibly busy due to coordinating a project that involved people from coast to coast on the North American continent.

So where did that Air Canada flight end up? As most of you will have probably figured out it landed in Sydney, Australia with the connecting flight to Western Australia and the home of the Perth Glory. Having been convinced the manager’s job would be mine I had resigned from the Whitecaps….

….but after days of waiting I didn’t get it. What?

Devastated I took another flight, this time taking me to Montevideo, Uruguay, where I spent the next several weeks unemployed and miserable hanging around the Plaza Independencia having failed to secure vacancies at Penarol, River Plate, Atletico Miniero in Brazil, Everton in Chile and even got laughed at by Salt Lake City back in the MLS who had fired their manager.

Then suddenly when all seemed lost, came a job offer out of the blue. Off to the airport boarding flight LA905 to Santiago, Chile where I changed planes switching to flight QF322 and 24 hours and 35 minutes later I was once again starring down at one on the most iconic structures in the world but this time I was not connecting onwards.

A quick taxi ride to Allianz Stadium, the home of my new employers…

To be continued….

Thanks for reading this quick update.

COME ON ENGLAND!!

 

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karl deighton
karl deighton
9 years ago

Wow, can’t believe you got rejected by that many clubs! Sydney are a pretty good club and I think you’ve got a shot of winning the league straiht away.
Good luck

Bevan
Bevan
9 years ago

Nice to have an A-League story, I’m a fan of A-League team Wellington Phoenix (based in New Zealand).
See if you can use the junior marquee spot, and try to keep hold of gun striker Bruno Cazarine.

Frank
Frank
9 years ago

Hi Kevin,
I haven’t commented in a while but have read all the posts on this site. I really enjoyed your MLS save as I was doing one as well ( not as good as yours though ). It’s nice to see an A – League story here, and especially Sydney as we have some friends who have recently moved out there so I will hopefully visit them and watch Sydney play. Good luck :)

Ivo Knežević
9 years ago

Wow Kevin,
Nice to see you getting a job in Australia, just like you wanted.

What is going on with your reputation? I mean getting laughed by Salt lake city after beating them 5 years in a row, weird. Maybe a glitch.

Anyway good luck in your new club :)

Daniel
Daniel
9 years ago

Australia! I’m also a Phoenix fan and I live in NZ. Awesome to see some Australasian action going on. The Brisbane Roar is the team to beat down under, so good luck!

TheZiggy
9 years ago

Maybe you need to rethink the aftershave you’re using ;)

Amazing how so many clubs could turn you down after your record. Montevideo always brings a smile to my face, ever since the day I heard the name massacred on CNN Sport. It was a definite but amusing crime. I was irked last night by the ITV coverage of the Spain match, where they calling Jordi Alba, Geordie Alba. I thought he must have come from Newcastle ;)

Good luck with Sydney, who should be a strong team in that league.

mike25g
mike25g
9 years ago

Hi Kevin,

I think you have secured a really good job there. I have no experience of managing in Australia so it will be interesting to see how you get on! Good luck with the new job!

Johnny Karp
9 years ago

Congrats on landing that job Kevin, Sydney FC won’t regret the choice, I’m sure of that. Best of luck for England tonight! ;)

Sammy95
Sammy95
9 years ago

I managed Sydney FC for a short stint down in the Forum ( http://footballmanagerstory.com/forum/index.php?topic=1199.0 )

It is really good down there and I would have stayed longer if it weren’t for my slow computer,

but good luck, I am sure you will enjoy it and will rip up the league :)

saltwater
saltwater
9 years ago

Slightly silly how somebody of your reputation wouldn’t get considered for several jobs, something to be worked on for FM13, but I am sure this story will be absolutely brilliant.
I know NOTHING about Australian footy, so how would you classify Sydney, relegation candidates? Title contenders?
Yeah, let’s all hope the best for England, task should be made a lot easier when Ballotelli gets sent off… :)

Laxeyman
Laxeyman
9 years ago

Looks like another interesting challenge Kevin, I think Perth will regret not hiring you! Good luck mate :)

Darren Smith
Admin
9 years ago

Great to hear you landed the Sydney job mate, I can’t wait to hear what Australia is like, I haven’t seen a story in that part of the world yet.

P.S. Enjoy the game tonight, come on ENGLAND!!!

vaibhavc
vaibhavc
9 years ago

Great to see you get the Sydney job. Give Perth revenge!

Martin F.M.J.S
9 years ago

I loved the quick update Kevin nice read and I am glad you landed a job in Australia. Good Luck with Sydney :D

Tegar Triemanudigdo
9 years ago

So this time you have a new adventure in Australia. This will be interesting and I can’t wait to see how well your team performs there.

Lye
Lye
9 years ago

You got rejected by a Australian club but got the job in another one. I guess Perth Glory is going to regret that decision. Good luck for your new club.

Dan
Dan
9 years ago

Hey Kevin,
At least 1 club had the sense to actually employ you! At least now you can show Perth what they’re missing! Sounds interesting and looking forward to your first Australian post.

Robert
Robert
9 years ago

I would have loved to see you managing at Perth since that’s where i live but i guess any team in the a-league is awesome, good luck in Sydney :)

Federico
Federico
9 years ago

Too bad you got rejected from Peñarol, that’s my team!!! I’m playing a save now with them, dominating completely uruguay and south america. I even trashed barcelona in last world club cup 4-0 (I believe they didn’t come with all their potential).
It’s a good team to manage, you can buy very cheap players and after a good season sell them for 4,5M to Brazil or Europe. In 2 years you become a top team in south america. I believe the only down is having 4 rivals (the other top teams), it reduces a lot the chances of getting cheap good local players. But getting very good african, argentinian and brazil youngsters mean than 3 years later they become local =)

CsAtlantis
9 years ago

I thought you landed a job in Uruguay from watching the title :P, good luck with Sydney, must be quite weird going back to Australia again after getting turned down by Perth, perhaps you can show them that rejecting you was not a good decision!

Gaurav Chaddah
Gaurav Chaddah
9 years ago

Looks a great new challenge Kevin, Good luck! ;)

Sears
Sears
9 years ago

Jeez , can’t believe so many clubs rejected you’re application Kevin ! They’ll soon regret their awful decision. Anyhow , best of luck in Australia , :)

Ana Garcia
9 years ago

Hi Kevin. :)

Am sorry about England, I guess there is a knowing inevitably when they go to penalties, but I hope your were not to down after the game.

Good luck in Australia! I tried it and dint really like it so am looking forward to seeing if you enjoy more, should be very interesting and am looking forward to it!!

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