Simply Perfect

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    Milton Keynes
  1. Spent 3 successful seasons at Wrexham before I replaced Steve Evans, beating the bookies favourite Neil Redfearn to the role. He's still my HoYD, although I've lost 2 U21 managers in 2.5 years. Also lost Charlie Taylor in my first month, some genius had put an £11m release clause in his contract and we were already £30k overspent in wages. Replaced him with Tyrone Mings who was on the list at Bournemouth for £750k and gave me the cash to bring in Josh Onomah from Spurs plus a few freebies like Dominic Ball and Christian Walton. We went up in 2nd and I strengthened again. Teddy Bishop was out of contract and got him for.compensation of £2.2m. Demari Gray was an expensive buy from Spurs as was Ryan Nyambe from Blackburn but the board gave me another £25m which added Lewis Baker, Nathanial Chalobah and James Wilson. We beat Spurs to 4th. We added Jack Grealish from relegated Aston Villa, Timo Horn replaced Silvestri, Andrew Robertson came in from City, Jon Flanaghan from Hull. Ryan Kent had spent my Championship season on loan but Liverpool wanted £25m to make it permanent. A year later I got him for less than £4m. My best signing has been Matthias Sammer as DoF. He moves players so easily, which Coppell couldn't do. With Chris Wood heading to Huddersfield it leaves Cook, my captain, and Byram as the only two originals. The board has just given me another £41m to spend, our facilities have been massively improved, the purchase of Elland Road will be finalised in the summer and we have drawn Barcelona in the Champions League knock out stages. Things are looking very good indeed!
  2. After 5 goals in 36 games for Manchester United in 2015/16 he appeared just 5 times the next season, leading to a £12.75m move back to Everton, where he appeared to play deeper, in midfield or wide on either flank. Over three seasons he played 71 times and scored 13 goals before a free transfer to Seattle. His staff attributes indicate he'd make a fairly good attacking or shooting coach, with a working with youngsters rating of 16 too. (I'll have to keep tabs on him!)
  3. It's always worth a look at former players. I brought Caulker back to Spurs as, along with needing a CB, he meets the HG at club criteria.
  4. I usually do one save where I take a club as far as I can. For example, I won the Champions League with Barrow in FM08 and with Luton in FM09. In the last few years though, I've got to the Premier League with Chester and Stockport and not been able to attract even players with reasonable potential to play in the Premier League. I started higher with MK Dons but after getting to the Premier League, I was missing out on players to the likes of Ipswich who were offering lower wages and predicted to finish 20th in the Championship. However, getting promoted too soon isn't a thing. Even with MK Dons, having won 4 points after 8 games, I took the Spurs job. Dons went down under Sean O'Driscoll who then spent £15m (outside of the £6m I spent on Lewis Cook, my biggest buy had been £350k) to win the Championship. They may end up going down again but with two seasons in the Premier League, one in the Championship with parachute payments and, if they do go down, up to four more seasons with parachute payments they easily have the money to upgrade their facilities to get the best out of young players and players that they can attract.