A.S Monaco FC
Association Sportive de Monaco Football Club (French pronunciation: [a.sɔ.sja.sjɔ̃ spɔʁtiv də mɔnaˈko]; commonly referred to as AS Monaco or simply Monaco) are a French football club based in Fontvieille, Monaco. The club was founded in 1924 and currently play in the National, the third tier of French football. The team plays its home matches at the Stade Louis II located within Fontvieille.
Though based in Monaco, the club is regarded as a French club, as the club plays in the French football league system, and because the principality of Monaco is not a member of UEFA. Monaco used to be one of the most successful clubs in France, having won seven league titles and five Coupe de France trophies. The club has also used to regularly compete in European football having been runners-up in both the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup and UEFA Champions League in 1992 and 2004, respectively.
Monaco enjoyed success in the 1970s and late 1980s during the managerial tenures of Lucien Leduc and Arsène Wenger, during which the club was amongst the leading lights of European football. Monaco's traditional colours are red and white, and the club is known as Les Rouge et Blanc (English: The Red and White). Monaco is also a member of the European Club Association. In December 2011, two-thirds of the club was sold to an investment group led by Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev. However, he left the club with a number of debts and the club were relgated from Ligue 1 in 2018. An eight year spell in Ligue 2 followed, but for one brief season back in Ligue 1. However, the club were riddled with debt and, with performances not being what they should be, the club sunk ignomously into the French National division and stayed there, finishing 11th last season. In May 2027, AS Monaco appointed eminent Santarcangelo manager Andrea Managerino to the position of manager...
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So this is a complete departure from the previous thread (although the same save). No restrictions although, as ever, I will try to keep a mainly French flavour to the proceedings. I removed Italy from my leagues available, simply as I want no way to go back to Santarcangelo. I also resigned from Italy to stop me missing them! So here we go. I sacked all the staff and it's time to write a new chapter in this club's long history!
Who's bloody with me??