Back to the beginning...nearly the America I wanted.
2023 - America de Cali - Colombian First Division
Despite saying America or Europe would hopefully be my next move I was unable to get a job I wanted, one either in the top division in either Holland, Belgium or Serbia as no one was sacked or in the MLS as it was mid-season and again no one was sacked. I did declare interest in the Seattle job but their board gave their manager Robert Pires the vote of confidence. A couple of jobs did come up that I did take a look at like Sheffield United who were in the Premiership and Santa Fe also garnered some interest from me but when I was offered the America de Cali job I decided to take that.
They approached me with a 2 year contract worth £3600 per week. The thing that got my head turned at take the chance back in Colombia was the 10m transfer budget they have given me and the 73k weekly wage budget.
Founded in 1927, CD America de Cali are a professional club playing in the Colombian First Division. They play their home games in the 45195 seater Olimpico Pascual Guerrero stadium and have good training facilities. Along with a good youth setup they also have a youth academy and an average youth recruitment network. They have only won one league since this save started and that was back in 2015 with a second phase win.
I take over at the club with them currently sitting bottom of the second phase having finished 9th in the first phase. I have 13 games to achieve a respectable league position. They are already out of the Colombia national Cup having gone out of the Group Stage. Looking at the squad it is pretty average with just a couple of top players to begin to build a squad around. They club has 13m in the bank, so I will try and spend around 8m of the 10m given to me to rebuild with.
Season | Club | Division | POS | Cup | Continental | Other
2010 | Atletico La Sabana | Colombian 2nd Div | 5th | 3rd in GroupA | n/a | -
2011 | Atletico La Sabana | Colombian 2nd Div | 1st | 3rd in GroupA | n/a | Promoted
2012 | Atletico La Sabana | Colombian 1st Div | 2nd | 3rd in GroupA | n/a | Qualified for Copa Sudamericana
2013 | Atletico La Sabana | Colombian 1st Div | 1st | n/a | n/a | Resigned 29 August
2013/14| Carlisle | nPower League 2 | 16th | 3rd Round | n/a | Contract Expired
2014 | Jiangsu Sainty | Chinese Super League | 6th | n/a | n/a | -
2015 | Jiangsu Sainty | Chinese Super League | 2nd | Semi Final | n/a | Qualified for Champions League
2016 | Jiangsu Sainty | Chinese Super League | 1st | Winners | Semi Finals | Domestic Double + All Star Winners
2017 | Jiangsu Sainty | Chinese Super League | 1st | Winners | Winners | Domestic Double, ACL, Pan-Pacific and All-Star Winners
2017/18| Kaizer Chiefs | SAF Premier League | 4th | Winners | n/a | SAFA Cup Winners
2018/19| Kaizer Chiefs | SAF Premier League | 1st | 3rd Round | 2nd Round | Super Eights Winner
2019/20| Kaizer Chiefs | SAF Premier League | 1st | Winners | In Play | Quintuple
2020/21| Kaizer Chiefs | SAF Premier League | 1st | Winners | Winners | 4 Domestic and 2 Continental Trophies
2021/22| Kaizer Chiefs | SAF Premier League | n/a | n/a | n/a | Resigned 15th August
2021/22| Perth Glory | Hyundai A-League | 2nd | n/a | n/a | Grand Final Winners
2022/23| Perth Glory | Hyundai A-League | 1st | n/a | 2nd Round | Grand Final Winners
2023 | America de Cali | Colombian 1st Div | n/a | n/a | n/a |