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  1. 2020 Summer Review After a brilliant year in charge of Hibs, I had a busy summer ahead of me with my first international tournament with Colombia – the Copa America. We had a tough group with the likes of regular finalist Argentina, Paraguay and Mexico B. Our pre tournament expectations were that we reached the semi final, a task that would require the likes of Falcao and Rodriguez to be on form. Group Stage Quarter-final Semi-final Third Placed Playoff Final What Next Season Team Position Continental Notes and Achievements ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2019 Cobresal 1st n/a Won Copa Chile MTS and Manager of the Year 2019/20 Hibernian 1st n/a Lost in Scottish Cup final Challenge Progress Club 2/10 top domestic leagues - Campeonato Nacional Scotiabank (Cobresal 2019), Scottish Premiership (Hibernian 2019/20) 1/10 domestic cups - Copa Chile MTS (Cobresal 2019) 0/5 club continental championships - 0/1 club world championship - International 1/5 continental tournaments - Copa America (Colombia 2020) 0/2 world tournaments International: Season Team Notes and Achievements ---------------------------------------------------------- 2019 China Under 23s Qualified for Under 23s Asian Cup 2019 Colombia --- 2019/20 Colombia Qualified for Olympic Games. Won Copa America
  2. 2019-2020 Season Review After a brilliant year in Chile, I decided to pack my bags and head to colder climates in the form of Scotland! I had several offers, but liked the look of Hibs the most. They were still in with a shout of a cup and were sat in 4th spot in the league – although Celtic were 9 points and a game in hand ahead Scottish Premiership: I started off my Scottish adventure with a 6-1 away win to St Johnstone and followed this up with five straight league wins before being put back in our place by 2nd placed Rangers. This lose, however, seemed to be the kick up the backside that my Hibs squad needed and what followed was quite frankly a miracle. A 18 league game win streak, including 2 wins against Premiership powerhouse Celtic was another to see us lift the title for the first time since 1952! We needed help from Celtic who somehow lost 4 of their final six games to hand us the title with a game to spare William Hill Scottish Cup: four games played, twelve goals scored and zero conceded set us up for a final against the only team to beat me as Hibs manager – Rangers. An early second half goal saw us take the lead, a lead we held until the 75th minute when we were pegged back. We pushed for a winner but a late Rangers free kick saw us throw away a chance at the double. Scottish Communities League Cup: Lost to Celtic in the Quarter Final before I joined UEFA Europa League: Lost to Levski Sofia in the Best Placed Second Qualifying Round before I joined Top Goalscorer: Chief striker, Florian Kamberi finished the season with 16 goals in 40 starts, but its playmaker Steve Mallan who really impressed, scoring 12 goals in 24 games after forcing his way into my team late in the season. Most Assists: 16 year old scarlet Kevin Ross chipped in with 11 assists from centre midfield to add to his 5 goals. He had a brilliant season and had Spurs sniffing around him before signing a new contract with us Highest Ave. Rating: as well as scoring 12 goals and six assists, Mallan also finished with a rating of 7,28 Most POTM: Mallan added seven POTM awards to his growing list of accolades that also included Premiership goal of the season, Football Writers Player of the year and Players' Player of the year International: It has been a bit up and down on the international front after losing back to back World Cup qualifying games, leaving us 5th after six games. On a positive note, I took charge of the under 23s during their Olympic game qualifies and thanks to some good results, will be leading them in Japan shortly. We also have a chance at some silverware in a month’s time when we head to USA for the Copa America Next Season Plan: I am now in a similar situation as last season with my team qualified for Europe but very unlikely to get past the first couple games successfully. I could stick around and try and claim a cup to add to my cabinet, but that seems like a wasted year. I think I will see how my two upcoming international tournaments go and then see where my reputation stands before starting to look for new opportunities Season Team Position Continental Notes and Achievements ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2019 Cobresal 1st n/a Won Copa Chile MTS and Manager of the Year 2019/20 Hibernian 1st n/a Lost in Scottish Cup final Challenge Progress Club 2/10 top domestic leagues - Campeonato Nacional Scotiabank (Cobresal 2019), Scottish Premiership (Hibernian 2019/20) 1/10 domestic cups - Copa Chile MTS (Cobresal 2019) 0/5 club continental championships - 0/1 club world championship - International 0/5 continental tournaments - 0/2 world tournaments International: Season Team Notes and Achievements ---------------------------------------------------------- 2019 China Under 23s Qualified for Under 23s Asian Cup 2019 Colombia --- 2019/20 Colombia Qualified for Olympic Games
  3. 2019 Season Review I decided to restart this challenge after having a lot of success trying it over the past two years and struggling to get into a game this year. I decided to pick a mixture of some random nations I have never managed in as well as some of the leagues I have had early success in in the past. After six months of unemployment and several unsuccessful interviews, I was offered my first role that excited me. Off to South America I went Campeonato Nacional Scotiabank: Fresh off a 9th placed finish and with the media expecting us to finish 14th (out of 16), I took over a Cobresal squad that needed a lot of rebuilding. 9 carefully signed players later and we embarked on what should have been a really difficult season. 4 wins and 3 draws in my first 7 league games gave us an early season lift before a shot in the arm at the hands of Universidad Catolica who gave us our first loss. What followed was an amazing and unpredictable 19 game unbeaten run that saw us win the title with 3 games, blowing all pre-season predictions out of the water. 19 wins and 7 draws in those 27 games was enough to lead 2nd place by a massive 14 points with three games to spare. It really was an amazing season that was actually pretty close until my two nearest competitors decided to throw away a lot of points in the final third of the season. We actually lost some really important players half way through the season and many more wanted to leave for a chance at playing continental football (even though we were top). Luckily my club pulled themselves together and stepped up in their absence Copa Chile MTS: Luckily for us, our impressive league formed carried over into the cup and it was routine all the way to the final, where we faced off against lower league Santiago Wanderers. It was much the same in the final as we scored three first leg goals on our way to a 3-1 aggregate win and a domestic double. Top Goalscorer: With 19 goals each, winger Israel Poblete and on loan playmaker Oscar Hernandez share the honours. Hernandez really stood out, playing a deeper role and scoring free kicks from angles that he had no right to challenge from. Most Assists: Oscar Hernandez takes this, too, with 11 assists to go with his 19 goals. Highest Ave. Rating: Not much surprise that this went to Hernandez with a 7.76 rating over 39 games Most POTM: you guessed it, Hernandez again with 14 International: An eventful year on the international front when I snapped up a chance to take over the China under 23s in February. Three wins out of three saw us qualify for the under 23s Asian Cup and I had silverware on my mind. That was until three optimistic applications for the vacant Colombia, Ecuador and Costa Rica posts paid off and three job offers arrived on my doorstep. I decided 13th ranked Colombia was the best match for me and in July I headed off to take up position as head coach. As things stand, we are four games into our World Cup qualifying campaign and have managed to pick up 10 points against the likes of Brazil and Argentina. With a potentially successful campaign on our hands, and a Copa America to look forward to next year, it could be an eventful few years for us. Next Season Plan: Well what can I say? What a season! We really defied expectations and ran away with the double. We have qualified for the Copa Libertadores, but realistically stand no chance at winning the tournament historically dominated by Brazilian and Argentinean teams. I won’t gain much by sticking around and maybe retaining the league, so I guess I will try and venture elsewhere and head back to South America when a big role in Brazil opens up. Season Team Position Continental Notes and Achievements ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2019 Cobresal 1st n/a Won Copa Chile MTS and Manager of the Year Challenge Progress Club 1/10 top domestic leagues - Campeonato Nacional Scotiabank (Cobresal 2019) 1/10 domestic cups - Copa Chile MTS (Cobresal 2019) 0/5 club continental championships - 0/1 club world championship - International 0/5 continental tournaments - 0/2 world tournaments International: Season Team Notes and Achievements ---------------------------------------------------------- 2019 China Under 23s Qualified for Under 23s Asian Cup 2019 Colombia ---
  4. This was my main game last year and I got quite far into it. I have hardly played this years game as I just can't find the motivation, so I am going to give it another go and see what happens. Got a bit of free time over the time couple weeks
  5. The Copa is very Brazil heavy on the game. I basically faced Brazilian teams throughout the entire competition and I think 6/8 quarter finalists were from Brazil.
  6. Thanks. I think I ended up playing 85 matches in the end. The worst part about it, my save game got corrupted just before the Copa final and my only other save game was from quite a while back so I had to play the matches twice! Really felt like a chore towards the end. I managed in chile last year and can recommend them (as long as you get Colo)
  7. Danny_H22 2021 Season Review My year with Cork City came to an end when reigning Brazilian Serie A champioms Flamengo became available. The jump to South America was an obvious one as it would give me a really good chance to win my first continental competition. I took over a really strong team that with a few additions had the potential to be unstoppable. On a personal level, my reputation sits at 60% and I am studying for my Continental B license. I have also entered the English manager hall of fame in 9th spot Brazil Serie A- We started the season as defending champions and one of the leading candidates to lift the league title again. What followed was a truly remarkable campaign which saw us capture the title after just 30 games and remain unbeaten all season. Our final points total was 98 points with 30 wins and 8 draws. I was disappointed by the draws, although four of them came in a row when I was going through a rough patch just before securing the title. We finished 30 points clear of second place, scoring 80 goals and conceding just 14 in the process and breaking all the records along the way Brazilian Rio de Janeiro State Championship- it was pretty straight forward in the Brazilian league curtain raiser as we won 8 and drew 3 to set up a final against Vasco. The first leg was a bit tougher than we had been used to but we managed to labour to a 2-2 draw. The second leg went much better and we won 2-1 to start the season off on a roll Copa Perdigao do Brazil- Entering the fifth round, we got off to a solid start by beating Palmeiras 6-1 over two legs. We followed this up by beating Cruzeiro 7-2 and Santos 4-3 in the next two rounds. The final wasn’t as easy as we had hoped, but thanks to penalties we finally overcome Corinthians to lift the biggest cup in Brazil Brazilian South-Minas-Rio Regional Championship- We were drawn in a group with Parana, Figueirense & Fluminense, with only the latter causing us any issues by beating us 1-0. However, we did enough to set up a quarter final tie with Coritiba who we beat in a comfortable 3-1 victory. The semi was much the same as we put 3 past Gremio to set up a final against Cruzeiro. Despite the scoreline, we dominated in a 1-0 win to lift the cup in front of 75,000 people Copa Libertadores- It was pretty plain sailing until the quarter finals were we finally failed to win when Sao Paulo managed to sneak a 1-1 draw against us, but not before losing the first leg 3-2. We followed this up with a 5-2 win in the semis before beating Santos 3-1 in the finals thanks to two second leg OGs. A great end to a fantastic season FIFA World Club Cup- due to our Copa Libertadores win we entered the World Club Cup in the semi-finals where we were matched up with Al-Ahli of Saudi Arabia who didn’t offer much in the way of a challenge as we marched on to an impressive 5-0 win. The final proved to be a tougher affair as we squared off against Premier League dominators Man Utd. This was the first game in charge where I really felt like my opposition was going to make a mockery of me, but that didn’t really go as planned due to a first half goal from Kevin Ramirez. Would followed as an hour of amazing football from my Flamengo side to shut down the stronger Man Utd team and lift the World Club Cup! In the end, we dominated the game and really should have scored a couple more goals Top Goalscorer- This was the Hugo Catelli show as he managed 35 goals in 36 starts. He was closely followed by backup/rotational striker Lincoln who got 31 and inside forward Kevin Ramirez with 30 Most Assists- Kevin Ramirez managed 19 assists to go with his 30 goals in a really impressive display. Fellow attacking midfielders Christian Mesquita and Branco Provoste both achieved 17 Highest Avg. Rating- Attacking Midfielder Branco Provoste capped a great season with an average rating of 7.43, closely followed by Miguel Trauco with a 7.41 from left back Most POTM- Another deserved victory for Branco Provoste with 10. International- I stepped down as USA manager when the Ivory Coast job became available as I felt like they had a really good shot at winning the next CHAN and building towards a successful African Cup of Nations. In the meantime, I have qualified for the World Cup with them so unless a big job becomes available beforehand, I will be going to the World Cup in Australia as Ivory Coast boss Next Season Plan- well that was a long season, with over 80 games played and a lot of trophies won. We really couldn’t have had a better season- not losing a single game all season – so it is best to call it a day now and move on to someplace new. There isn’t any jobs that are available currently that excites me, but I won’t be staying at Flamengo whilst I wait. In an ideal world, I will probably head towards China or South Africa to try and make progress towards another continental cup Season Team Position Continental Notes and Achievements ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2017/18 Glenavon 5th - Took over in February. Won Northern Irish Cup 2018/19 Glenavon 1st First Qual. Round Manager of the Year. Won Northern Irish Cup, League Cup, Mid Ulster Cup & Charity Shield 2020 Cork City 1st First KO Round (ongoing) Won Irish Presidents Cup 2021 Flamengo 1st Winners Manager of the Year. Won State Championship, Copa Perdigao do Brazil, South-Minas-Rio Regional Championship, Copa Libertadores & World Club Cup Challenge Progress Club 3/10 top domestic leagues - Danske Bank Premiership (Glenavon 2019) Irish Premier Division (Cork City 2020) Brazilian Serie A (Flamengo 2021) 2/10 domestic cups - Northern Irish Cup (Glenavon 2018) Copa Perdigao do Brazil (Flamengo 2021) 1/5 club continental championships - Copa Libertadores (Flamengo 2021) 1/1 club world championship - Flamengo 2021 International 1/5 continental tournaments - Gold Cup (USA 2019) 0/2 world tournaments International: Season Team Notes and Achievements ---------------------------------------------------------- 2017/18 Australia U23s U23s Asian Nations Cup 2018/19 USA Won Gold Cup 2020 USA Lost in Olympic Games QF 2021 Ivory Coast Qualified for World Cup
  8. I always prefer to win the cup and league in every country I manage in order to try and reduce overall completion time. I’ve only failed to do the double once before moving on and that was at my last club, annoyingly
  9. Yeah makes sense. Guess I’m aiming for Seria A and Copa do Brazil then
  10. Just loaded up the Brazilian league and I have never managed there before. Anyone have any tips should I decide to head down there? How does the league system work?
  11. Danny_H22 2020 Season Review After a successful 2 years at Glenavon, I decided it was best to step down and give the new guy the chance to build his own team prior to the start of the next season. I had left them in a great position so I am sure the future will be bright for them. I didn’t remain unemployed for long as reigning Irish Premier League champions Cork City came calling and I jumped at what should be a relatively easy chance. I inherited a squad that lacked depth but that could definitely challenge for a top 3 finish, unfortunately I forgot to check their financial situation prior to accepting my contract and discovered they were over a million pounds in debt, which would make improving the squad difficult. 2 solid loan signings and a series of frees were enough to set us up for the long season ahead of us Irish Premier Division- We weren’t favorurites to win the league, but we were expected to finish in the top 3 so we stood a chance. 29 games later, we proved the doubters wrong and lifted the trophy with 7 games to spare. St. Pats and Shamrock challenged us for a while, but in the end we won the league by 27 points and broke all the records going. We remained unbeaten all season (31 wins, 5 draws), scored 81 goals and only conceded 19. An outstanding league season Irish League Cup- Three easy victories over Cobh Ramblers, UCD and Longford set up a final against Shamrock Rovers. We dominated the match, but could only manage a draw at full time. Eventually it was settled on penalties and despite slotting away the first four, Shamrock came back from an early miss to lift the League Cup. The match came at a terrible time for us as we were playing a match every other day due to being in so many competitions. We really didn’t have the legs to go longer than 90 minutes, but we did ourselves proud. 60% possession and 31 shots in our favour – but our forwards just couldn’t find the net frequently enough Irish Senior Challenge Cup- Easy wins over UCD and St. Pat’s Athletic set up what should have been an easy match against Galway Utd. Unfortunately, we somehow slipped up, only managing a 1-1 at home. This meant that we had to play another match at a time where matches were coming thick and fast. We played Galway at theirs two days after losing to Shamrock in the League Cup final and the guys were just too tired to keep up their usual pace for 90 minutes, resulting in a rare 1-0 loss Irish Munster Senior Cup- 3 games, 9 goals for and 0 goals against saw us add an easy cup to the cabinet Irish President’s Cup- Our first chance to add to the trophy cabinet saw us lock horns with Derry City. The match was pretty routine, seeing us going 4-0 up before they scored two late consolation goals. Trophy number one in the bag European Champions Cup- Naturally, we weren’t expected to do much of anything in this competition, but a nice draw against Kairat of Kazakhstan at least gave us a chance of progressing a round. And progress we did, as we beat them 3-0 over the two legs. This was followed up by a 6-3 victory over Qarabag before losing to Basel on away goals in the third qualifying round. A fantastic run, if I do say so myself EURO Cup- Falling so late in the Champions League qualifiers granted us a second stab at European football and we grabbed that with both hands by storming past Rosenborg 3-2 over both games. This impressive victory was followed up by a tough group stage involving Konyaspor, Gent and Leverkusen. 3 wins (Gent & Konyaspor x2) and 3 losses was enough for us to get out of the group stages where a tie against FC Midtjylland awaited us. Sadly, due to the fact that the Northern Irish league is played at an unusual time of the year, it is unlikely that I will be able to play this group as I am looking to move on Top Goalscorer- Graham Cummins. The defensive forward finished the year on 41 goals Most Assists- Shane Griffin. 19 assists from the wing back Highest Avg. Rating- Graham Cummins. No surprise that my top scorer finished with a 7.31 Most POTM- Graham Cummins with 9 International- After winning the Gold Cup, our next focus was on qualifying for the World Cup, which we are currently on track to do. I also had a stab at the Olympic games but sadly lost to Argentina in the quarter finals. I will stick around in the States until a new opportunity arises Next Season Plan- Winning the league with Cork was my number one priority, but I am very disappointed that we couldn’t also win one of the top cups. However, it would be silly for me to spend another year here just to chase that goal so I am likely to hand in my notice in the next couple weeks. It is a shame that I might not get to see out our current European run which has been quite impressive Season Team Position Continental Notes and Achievements ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2017/18 Glenavon 5th - Took over in February. Won Northern Irish Cup 2018/19 Glenavon 1st First Qual. Round Manager of the Year. Won Northern Irish Cup, League Cup, Mid Ulster Cup & Charity Shield 2020 Cork City 1st First KO Round (ongoing) Won Irish Presidents Cup Challenge Progress Club 2/10 top domestic leagues - Danske Bank Premiership (Glenavon 2019) Irish Premier Division (Cork City 2020) 1/10 domestic cups - Northern Irish Cup (Glenavon 2018) 0/5 club continental championships 0/1 club world championship International 1/5 continental tournaments - Gold Cup (USA 2019) 0/2 world tournaments International: Season Team Notes and Achievements ---------------------------------------------------------- 2017/18 Australia U23s U23s Asian Nations Cup 2018/19 USA Won Gold Cup 2020 USA Lost in Olympic Games QF
  12. Danny_H22 2018-19 Season Review Going into this season my plan was a simple one; push for a top four finish and wait until a bigger job came calling, that wouldn’t be necessary as we had an unbelievable season and stormed to the league title and lifted every domestic cup we played in. Our success was enough for me to convince the board to grant us professional status as of next season Along the way, I completed my first coaching badge, raised my reputation to 30% and entered the Northern Irish Hall of Fame Danske Bank Premiership- We started strong and it continued right up to the last kick of the season. Ballymena Utd had a fantastic season, leading us and Crusaders for a long time before we stepped it up a gear during the final third of the season. In the end, we won the league by a clear 11 points over second placed Ballymena, losing only 3 games all season. Linfield, arguably the top club in Northern Ireland and the club I was hoping to jump to next, only managed to finish 4th Northern Irish Cup- We entered the Irish Cup as holders and had high hopes of reclaiming the title. Despite being drawn against teams such as Linfield, Ballymena and Crusaders, we managed to claim a historic back to back victory Bet McLean League Cup- Our first cup final of the season saw us play an ever dangerous Linfield at The Oval in front of 8000 fans. What followed was a routine win as we beat them 3-1 to lift our first cup on the season Northern Irish Mid Ulster Cup- The Mid Ulster Cup wasn’t a priority to use, but a trophy is a trophy and it was nice to beat Armagh 4-1 in the final to claim another cup NIFL Charity Shield- Due to our cup win last season, we were set to play league champions Linfield in the traditional curtain raiser. Starting as we meant to go on, we beat them 1-0 with a goal from Andrew Mitchell EURO Cup- The less said about my first foray into Continental football the better. We drew FH of Iceland in the First Qualifying Round and they proved far too strong, beating us 2-8 over the two legs Top Goalscorer- Andrew Mitchell. An unbelievable season for last seasons top scorer as he finished with 43 goals in 48 games. He would have had more but I dropped him in all the cup matches against weaker teams Most Assists- Somehow, Mitchell claimed this too! He claimed 18 assists to his teammates, to add to his 43 goals. Summer signing Louis Rooney finished on 17 assists and 29 goals in 36 games Highest Avg. Rating- One that Mitchell didn’t win as centre midfielder Eric Foley finished with an average of 7.63 from 48 games. He contributed 20 goals and 8 assists in a fantastic season Most POTM- Surprise, surprise, but Andrew Mitchell and his 12 POTM awards wins this International- After a relevantly successful as the manager of the Australia U23s team, I was offered the chance to take over as the boss of the USA main team who found themselves managerless after a less than impressive World Cup. I accepted the role, turning down Uruguay and Ivory Coast, because I knew they were due to host and defend the Gold Cup in 12 months time. I admit that I had a hard time bedding in there. I wasn’t overly impressed with the players I had available and I couldn’t find a tactic that suited, but the Gold Cup awaited us so I did my best to work with what I got. In the end, we got lucky and ended up in the semi-final against a strong Costa Rica team. A change of tactics was on the agenda as we had looked really poor in the previous games and it paid off as we smashed them 5-0, taking us to the final where we would face Honduras. The final wasn’t even close as we put 6 goals past Honduras in an unbelievable 6-1 victory to claim the Gold Cup! Next Season Plan- I have decided to step down from my position as Glenavon manager to focus on my next move. I made sure to tie up all the important contracts and saw them turn professional before stepping down, giving them a great platform to grow. I foresee a few months of unemployment before finding my next move. I will continue my national team commitments for now Season Team Position Continental Notes and Achievements ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2017/18 Glenavon 5th - Took over in February. Won Northern Irish Cup 2018/19 Glenavon 1st First Qual. Round Manager of the Year. Won Northern Irish Cup, League Cup, Mid Ulster Cup & Charity Shield Challenge Progress Club 1/10 top domestic leagues - Danske Bank Premiership (Glenavon 2019) 1/10 domestic cups - Northern Irish Cup (Glenavon 2018) 0/5 club continental championships 0/1 club world championship International 1/5 continental tournaments - Gold Cup (USA 2019) 0/2 world tournaments International: Season Team Notes and Achievements ---------------------------------------------------------- 2017/18 Australia U23s U23s Asian Nations Cup 2018/19 USA Won Gold Cup
  13. I have a feeling I moved on to South Africa but it couldn’t keep my interest and I stopped playing and I never got around to writing about it. Thanks. Was nice to get off to a good start, even if it was a nothing cup really
  14. I’ve been reading through this today and it’s brilliant. Can’t wait to see you win the premiership soon
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