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  1. 2029 – Sport Club Internacional Manager Profile – State Championship – Cup Fixtures – League 1 – League 2 Competitions – Player Stats – Transfers An incredible season for us. This guy is an absolute wonder on top, and I'm just hoping that he'll stick around for another season. We started the season strongly in a new formation, only losing to Botafogo the first half of the season (but it was a big loss…). A bit more troublesome second half of the season, but I think we play really good until November. Unfortunately there are games through November and into December, and we lose the title race in the end and gets knocked out of the Copa Sudamericana. A bit annoyed in the end, but really can't complain on how it went. All in all a great achievement for us, and we will play the Copa Libertadores next year! CLUB MANAGEMENT Season Team League Position Domestic Cups Continental Cup Notes 2017/18 Hong Kong Rangers Hong Kong Premier League 6th 1st/1st/2nd/Qtr. final N/A National C-license, 2 domestic cups 2018 Geylang International Singaporean League 6th 1st/3rd N/A Took over 7th with 8 games to go, 1 domestic cup 2019 Geylang International Singaporean League 1st 1st/2nd N/A National B-license, 1 domestic cup 2020 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Unemployed 2021 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A No club job 2022 Shijiazhuang Yongchang Chinese Super League 10th 3rd round N/A Continental C-license, expected last in league, 3rd best in 2nd half of the season 2023 Shijiazhuang Yongchang Chinese Super League 3rd 4th round N/A Continental B-license, expected last in league, qualified for ACL 2024 Shijiazhuang Yongchang Chinese Super League 3rd 4th round Qtr. Final Continental A-license, qualified for ACL 2025 Shijiazhuang Yongchang Chinese Super League 2nd 2nd 1st 4th in CWC, won Chinese Super League Fair Play award 2026 Bahia Brazilian National 1st div. N/A 5th round N/A Won the Bahia State, sacked after 4 league games 2027 Internacional Brazilian National 1st div. 15th N/A N/A Took over in 19th, barely avoided relegation 2028 Internacional Brazilian National 1st div. 11th Qtr. final N/A Top half finish, 3rd round of Copa Sudamericana 2029 Internacional Brazilian National 1st div. 2nd 4th round N/A Semi final of Copa Sudamericana, Qualified for Copa Libertadores INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT Season Nation FIFA Ranking Continental Tournament World Tournament Notes 2020 Iraq 66th N/A N/A Took over just before new year, no games 2021 Iraq 74th N/A N/A Resigned when I didn't qualify to WC, fell 8 places on FIFA ranking during my stay 2022 New Zealand 85th N/A N/A Played well in friendlies, 9 places up on FIFA ranking, starting to figure out how this works.. 2023 Mexico N/A 1st N/A Won the Gold Cup 2026 Nigeria 19th N/A N/A Qualified for ACON 2027 Nigeria 11th 1st N/A Won the ACON Challenge Progress Club 1/10 top domestic leagues (Geylang Int., SIN;) 2/10 domestic cups (HK Rangers, HKG; Geylang Int., SIN;) 1/5 club continental championships (Shijiazhuang Yongchang, CHN;) 0/1 club world championship () International 2/5 continental tournaments (Gold Cup, MEX; African Cup of Nations, NIG; ) 0/2 world tournaments () Trophies:
  2. 2028 – Sport Club Internacional Manager Profile – State Championship – Cup Fixtures – League 1 – League 2 Competitions – Player Stats – Transfers All over a good season for us. I'm finding some good youth in this team that now got experience in the league, and that hopefully will be important later if I stay. We are not playing consistent enough to get anywhere, but at the best we can challenge the best teams in the league. Will probably go with this guy on top from now on, hoping he will net us some important goals. At least looking for a top-half finish next season, and preferably challenge for a spot in the Copa Libertadores. Think there is hope for next season, as I played a relatively young squad this year. CLUB MANAGEMENT Season Team League Position Domestic Cups Continental Cup Notes 2017/18 Hong Kong Rangers Hong Kong Premier League 6th 1st/1st/2nd/Qtr. final N/A National C-license, 2 domestic cups 2018 Geylang International Singaporean League 6th 1st/3rd N/A Took over 7th with 8 games to go, 1 domestic cup 2019 Geylang International Singaporean League 1st 1st/2nd N/A National B-license, 1 domestic cup 2020 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Unemployed 2021 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A No club job 2022 Shijiazhuang Yongchang Chinese Super League 10th 3rd round N/A Continental C-license, expected last in league, 3rd best in 2nd half of the season 2023 Shijiazhuang Yongchang Chinese Super League 3rd 4th round N/A Continental B-license, expected last in league, qualified for ACL 2024 Shijiazhuang Yongchang Chinese Super League 3rd 4th round Qtr. Final Continental A-license, qualified for ACL 2025 Shijiazhuang Yongchang Chinese Super League 2nd 2nd 1st 4th in CWC, won Chinese Super League Fair Play award 2026 Bahia Brazilian National 1st div. N/A 5th round N/A Won the Bahia State, sacked after 4 league games 2027 Internacional Brazilian National 1st div. 15th N/A N/A Took over in 19th, barely avoided relegation 2028 Internacional Brazilian National 1st div. 11th Qtr. final N/A Top half finish, 3rd round of Copa Sudamericana INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT Season Nation FIFA Ranking Continental Tournament World Tournament Notes 2020 Iraq 66th N/A N/A Took over just before new year, no games 2021 Iraq 74th N/A N/A Resigned when I didn't qualify to WC, fell 8 places on FIFA ranking during my stay 2022 New Zealand 85th N/A N/A Played well in friendlies, 9 places up on FIFA ranking, starting to figure out how this works.. 2023 Mexico N/A 1st N/A Won the Gold Cup 2026 Nigeria 19th N/A N/A Qualified for ACON 2027 Nigeria 11th 1st N/A Won the ACON Challenge Progress Club 1/10 top domestic leagues (Geylang Int., SIN;) 2/10 domestic cups (HK Rangers, HKG; Geylang Int., SIN;) 1/5 club continental championships (Shijiazhuang Yongchang, CHN;) 0/1 club world championship () International 2/5 continental tournaments (Gold Cup, MEX; African Cup of Nations, NIG; ) 0/2 world tournaments () Trophies:
  3. 2027 – Sport Club Internacional Manager Profile – Fixtures Competitions – Player Stats Got myself a new job in Brazil after the ACON, and this time for a club of higher reputation than before. The job got available to me after the horrible start they had to the season, and I thought I could turn things around for them. Little did I know that I took over a team where the strikers don't know how to score goals… It was a hard-fought season where we barely kept our spot in the top division, after going from 19th to 15th place after I took over, and just got out of the relegation spots in the final match of the season. I think there is a lot to do in the transfer window to get this club to challenge for the title, but I might be able to lift them a bit whilst on the look-out for something better. In the end I'm just relieved that we did not go down, as it was a really close one. CLUB MANAGEMENT Season Team League Position Domestic Cups Continental Cup Notes 2017/18 Hong Kong Rangers Hong Kong Premier League 6th 1st/1st/2nd/Qtr. final N/A National C-license, 2 domestic cups 2018 Geylang International Singaporean League 6th 1st/3rd N/A Took over 7th with 8 games to go, 1 domestic cup 2019 Geylang International Singaporean League 1st 1st/2nd N/A National B-license, 1 domestic cup 2020 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Unemployed 2021 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A No club job 2022 Shijiazhuang Yongchang Chinese Super League 10th 3rd round N/A Continental C-license, expected last in league, 3rd best in 2nd half of the season 2023 Shijiazhuang Yongchang Chinese Super League 3rd 4th round N/A Continental B-license, expected last in league, qualified for ACL 2024 Shijiazhuang Yongchang Chinese Super League 3rd 4th round Qtr. Final Continental A-license, qualified for ACL 2025 Shijiazhuang Yongchang Chinese Super League 2nd 2nd 1st 4th in CWC, won Chinese Super League Fair Play award 2026 Bahia Brazilian National 1st div. N/A 5th round N/A Won the Bahia State, sacked after 4 league games 2027 Internacional Brazilian National 1st div. 15th N/A N/A Took over in 19th, barely avoided relegation INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT Season Nation FIFA Ranking Continental Tournament World Tournament Notes 2020 Iraq 66th N/A N/A Took over just before new year, no games 2021 Iraq 74th N/A N/A Resigned when I didn't qualify to WC, fell 8 places on FIFA ranking during my stay 2022 New Zealand 85th N/A N/A Played well in friendlies, 9 places up on FIFA ranking, starting to figure out how this works.. 2023 Mexico N/A 1st N/A Won the Gold Cup 2026 Nigeria 19th N/A N/A Qualified for ACON 2027 Nigeria 11th 1st N/A Won the ACON Challenge Progress Club 1/10 top domestic leagues (Geylang International, SIN;) 2/10 domestic cups (HK Rangers, HKG; Geylang, SIN;) 1/5 club continental championships (Shijiazhuang Yongchang, CHN;) 0/1 club world championship () International 2/5 continental tournaments (Gold Cup, MEX; African Cup of Nations, NIG; ) 0/2 world tournaments ()
  4. 2027 – ACON w/ Nigeria I was a bit nervous to take on 2027 and ACON with Nigeria after a rusty ending to the qualifying campaign, but the friendlies before calmed me down. Played against New Zealand, Burkina Faso and DR Congo as a warm up to the important games, and I think we looked solid. We were struggling a bit defensively, but really impressive offensively. In the end, we beat NZ with 4–2, Burkina Faso with 3–1 and DR Congo with 5–2. I found a squad and tactic that I thought would be good enough to win the ACON, and headed to Guinea. Group stage: 2nd round (if applicable) Quarter final (if applicable) Semi final (if applicable) Final/3rd place play-off (if applicable) After the tournament CLUB MANAGEMENT Season Team League Position Domestic Cups Continental Cup Notes 2017/18 Hong Kong Rangers Hong Kong Premier League 6th 1st/1st/2nd/Qtr. final N/A National C-license, 2 domestic cups 2018 Geylang International Singaporean League 6th 1st/3rd N/A Took over 7th with 8 games to go, 1 domestic cup 2019 Geylang International Singaporean League 1st 1st/2nd N/A National B-license, 1 domestic cup 2020 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Unemployed 2021 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A No club job 2022 Shijiazhuang Yongchang Chinese Super League 10th 3rd round N/A Continental C-license, expected last in league, 3rd best in 2nd half of the season 2023 Shijiazhuang Yongchang Chinese Super League 3rd 4th round N/A Continental B-license, expected last in league, qualified for ACL 2024 Shijiazhuang Yongchang Chinese Super League 3rd 4th round Qtr. Final Continental A-license, qualified for ACL 2025 Shijiazhuang Yongchang Chinese Super League 2nd 2nd 1st 4th in CWC, won Chinese Super League Fair Play award 2026 Bahia Brazilian National 1st div. N/A 5th round N/A Won the Bahia State, sacked after 4 league games INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT Season Nation FIFA Ranking Continental Tournament World Tournament Notes 2020 Iraq 66th N/A N/A Took over just before new year, no games 2021 Iraq 74th N/A N/A Resigned when I didn't qualify to WC, fell 8 places on FIFA ranking during my stay 2022 New Zealand 85th N/A N/A Played well in friendlies, 9 places up on FIFA ranking, starting to figure out how this works.. 2023 Mexico N/A 1st N/A Won the Gold Cup 2026 Nigeria 19th N/A N/A Qualified for ACON 2027 Nigeria 11th 1st N/A Won the ACON Challenge Progress Club 1/10 top domestic leagues (Geylang International, SIN;) 2/10 domestic cups (HK Rangers, HKG; Geylang, SIN;) 1/5 club continental championships (Shijiazhuang Yongchang, CHN;) 0/1 club world championship () International 2/5 continental tournaments (Gold Cup, MEX; ACON, Nigeria; ) 0/2 world tournaments ()
  5. 2026 – Esporte Clube Bahia // Nigeria I'll just give a quick update on how this year went, as nothing really interesting has happened. At Bahia I started by clinching the Bahia State championship (?) which is a local cup/series or something. Really did not meet any great opponents, so every game was an easy win. But when the league started, I realised how bad my team really was and I could barely win a match. Started to search the job market in hopes for a better club, as this one seemed to be a hopeless case, and was fired when I applied for a new club job (which I did not get). Bahia later went on to get relegated from the top division in Brazil. As i could not really find a new, interesting club job, I also started to look out for international jobs. I think the African Cup of Nations should be next on the list for me, and when the Nigeria job got available, I had to apply. Luckily I got the job, and I have now qualified for ACON after a strong start of the qualifying campaign (luckily, since we only got 1 point out of the final 2 games…). I think we should be able to at least challenge for the cup, but there are several good teams in the mix. CLUB MANAGEMENT Season Team League Position Domestic Cups Continental Cup Notes 2017/18 Hong Kong Rangers Hong Kong Premier League 6th 1st/1st/2nd/Qtr. final N/A National C-license, 2 domestic cups 2018 Geylang International Singaporean League 6th 1st/3rd N/A Took over 7th with 8 games to go, 1 domestic cup 2019 Geylang International Singaporean League 1st 1st/2nd N/A National B-license, 1 domestic cup 2020 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Unemployed 2021 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A No club job 2022 Shijiazhuang Yongchang Chinese Super League 10th 3rd round N/A Continental C-license, expected last in league, 3rd best in 2nd half of the season 2023 Shijiazhuang Yongchang Chinese Super League 3rd 4th round N/A Continental B-license, expected last in league, qualified for ACL 2024 Shijiazhuang Yongchang Chinese Super League 3rd 4th round Qtr. Final Continental A-license, qualified for ACL 2025 Shijiazhuang Yongchang Chinese Super League 2nd 2nd 1st 4th in CWC, won Chinese Super League Fair Play award 2026 Bahia Brazilian National 1st div. N/A 5th round N/A Won the Bahia State, sacked after 4 league games INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT Season Nation FIFA Ranking Continental Tournament World Tournament Notes 2020 Iraq 66th N/A N/A Took over just before new year, no games 2021 Iraq 74th N/A N/A Resigned when I didn't qualify to WC, fell 8 places on FIFA ranking during my stay 2022 New Zealand 85th N/A N/A Played well in friendlies, 9 places up on FIFA ranking, starting to figure out how this works.. 2023 Mexico N/A 1st N/A Won the Gold Cup 2026 Nigeria 19th N/A N/A Qualified for ACON Challenge Progress Club 1/10 top domestic leagues (Geylang International, SIN;) 2/10 domestic cups (HK Rangers, HKG; Geylang, SIN;) 1/5 club continental championships (Shijiazhuang Yongchang, CHN;) 0/1 club world championship () International 1/5 continental tournaments (Gold Cup, MEX; ) 0/2 world tournaments ()
  6. Got myself a new job now, away from Asia. Had a couple of unsuccessful interviews at higher rated clubs before landing the one I got, but when Bahia (Esporte Clube Bahia) offered the job I accepted. Before leaving Shijiazhuang Yongchang I managed to do this, which I feel is a great result to leave on. Not sure if it counts on the domestic cup progress, but I'm delighted to give them a trophy in my last match. Now to Brazil where new challenges awaits!
  7. 2025 – Shijiazhuang Yongchang Manager Profile – Fixtures 1 – Fixtures 2 – Fixtures 3 Transfers – Competitions – Player Stats A new season completed , and we finally we can make something happen here. Up one spot in the league from the two previous seasons, but Guangzhou was impossible to deal with this year. Think we had a good grip on them despite losing twice to them in the FA cup, but from the 6(!) matches we met this year I think I got the better deal. Should be possible to win the league title with this team, but I don't think I'll spend any more time here now. Looking at what we did last year and how the games in the league went from the start, I wouldn't dream of such a great achievement in the Champions League. We got a tough group, only barely finishing above Australian champions Perth Glory. From there we just fought ourself all the way to the finals, after an intense string of games. But when we finally got to the finals there was really no question, the title was ours! Thanks to this I got to play the Club World Cup. Not at all happy on how we played defensively, but I think we showed great offensive quality throughout the tournament. The highlight must be the thrilling 3-7 game against AS Monaco. CLUB MANAGEMENT Season Team League Position Domestic Cups Continental Cup Notes 2017/18 Hong Kong Rangers Hong Kong Premier League 6th 1st/1st/2nd/Qtr. final N/A National C-license, 2 domestic cups 2018 Geylang International Singaporean League 6th 1st/3rd N/A Took over 7th with 8 games to go, 1 domestic cup 2019 Geylang International Singaporean League 1st 1st/2nd N/A National B-license, 1 domestic cup 2020 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Unemployed 2021 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A No club job 2022 Shijiazhuang Yongchang Chinese Super League 10th 3rd round N/A Continental C-license, expected last in league, 3rd best in 2nd half of the season 2023 Shijiazhuang Yongchang Chinese Super League 3rd 4th round N/A Continental B-license, expected last in league, qualified for ACL 2024 Shijiazhuang Yongchang Chinese Super League 3rd 4th round Qtr. Final Continental A-license, qualified for ACL 2025 Shijiazhuang Yongchang Chinese Super League 2nd 2nd 1st 4th in CWC, won Chinese Super League Fair Play award INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT Season Nation FIFA Ranking Continental Tournament World Tournament Notes 2020 Iraq 66th N/A N/A Took over just before new year, no games 2021 Iraq 74th N/A N/A Resigned when I didn't qualify to WC, fell 8 places on FIFA ranking during my stay 2022 New Zealand 85th N/A N/A Played well in friendlies, 9 places up on FIFA ranking, starting to figure out how this works.. 2023 Mexico 26th 1st N/A Won Gold Cup, went up 2 places on FIFA ranking before I resigned Challenge Progress Club 1/10 top domestic leagues (Geylang International, SIN;) 2/10 domestic cups (HK Rangers, HKG; Geylang, SIN;) 1/5 club continental championships (Shijiazhuang Yongchang, CHN;) 0/1 club world championship () International 1/5 continental tournaments (Gold Cup, MEX; ) 0/2 world tournaments ()
  8. 2024 – Shijiazhuang Yongchang Manager Profile – Fixtures 1 – Fixtures 2 – Fixtures 3 Transfers – Competitions – Player Stats Haven't had a lot of time lately, but finally finished a new season here. We struggled a bit more this year, and had big goal scoring problems from the start. Towards the end Johnson luckily finds his form again, and become our top scorer with approximately the same amount of goals scored this year as the previous. Our main problem is that we lose too many games, as we might have won the league now if we just could hang on to one point in some of our defeats. Anyways, finishing 3rd again is not bad for this team.. If I do one more season here, there has to be a chance for us to bring a trophy home. Looking at the cups for this season, the CFA Cup was a disaster, and our run ended in 4th round. This gave us a chance to focus on the other competitions, and I think we were good in the Champions League. Managed to end 2nd in a tough group, and got all the way to the quarter finals before we got knocked out. Would have liked to actually go further, but in the end it wasn't meant to be. CLUB MANAGEMENT Season Team League Position Domestic Cups Continental Cup Notes 2017/18 Hong Kong Rangers Hong Kong Premier League 6th 1st/1st/2nd/Qtr. final N/A National C-license, 2 domestic cups 2018 Geylang International Singaporean League 6th 1st/3rd N/A Took over 7th with 8 games to go, 1 domestic cup 2019 Geylang International Singaporean League 1st 1st/2nd N/A National B-license, 1 domestic cup 2020 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Unemployed 2021 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A No club job 2022 Shijiazhuang Yongchang Chinese Super League 10th 3rd round N/A Continental C-license, expected last in league, 3rd best in 2nd half of the season 2023 Shijiazhuang Yongchang Chinese Super League 3rd 4th round N/A Continental B-license, expected last in league, qualified for ACL 2024 Shijiazhuang Yongchang Chinese Super League 3rd 4th round Qtr. Final Continental A-license, qualified for ACL INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT Season Nation FIFA Ranking Continental Tournament World Tournament Notes 2020 Iraq 66th N/A N/A Took over just before new year, no games 2021 Iraq 74th N/A N/A Resigned when I didn't qualify to WC, fell 8 places on FIFA ranking during my stay 2022 New Zealand 85th N/A N/A Played well in friendlies, 9 places up on FIFA ranking, starting to figure out how this works.. 2023 Mexico 26th 1st N/A Won Gold Cup, went up 2 places on FIFA ranking before I resigned Challenge Progress Club 1/10 top domestic leagues (Geylang, SIN;) 2/10 domestic cups (Rangers, HKG; Geylang, SIN;) 0/5 club continental championships () 0/1 club world championship () International 1/5 continental tournaments (Gold Cup, MEX; ) 0/2 world tournaments ()
  9. Skogmus

    FM18 - Tour de Challenges

    Congratulations @TheEarl with a huge stage win. Seems like I lost out on a lot of points on this stage, and it will be tough to fight for the jerseys from here. I should probably just forget all about this stage and look forward on what seems like an interesting stage 3. Hopefully I can find time to start it this weekend..
  10. Thanks. Guangzhou have had a couple of bad years now on this save, with two consecutive 4th places in the league, after finishing top 2 all 5 seasons before that. I'm about to start the 2024 season right now, and Guangzhou is predicted by media to finish 2nd this year behind Shanggang. Don't want to put too much into that prediction even though it's interesting to see, since we are predicted 17th this year and Chongqing Lifan are predicted 10th (they finished 3rd and 1st the last two seasons).
  11. 2023 – Shijiazhuang Yongchang // Mexico Manager Profile – Club Fixtures 1 – Club Fixtures 2 – International Fixtures Transfers – Competitions – Player Stats Let's start with the international summary of this year. As you might see, I have left my post in New Zealand for the benefit of Mexico this season. I did not play any games with New Zealand before I got the Mexico job, so there are no matches to report from here. When I came to Mexico I found a squad with some world class players and some positions with no quality at all. This made it difficult to find a good formation for this team, and I can't really say that I found one that worked very well at all. The upcoming NA Gold Cup was really the main reason that I took the job, and when it started I had no clue what my best XI was and what formation to play. Anyways we got off to a good start, qualifying for the knockout stage as 2nd behind reigning champion Jamaica. Easy win in the quarter final, close win in extra time with one man more against USA and tight game we managed to turn our way agains Jamaica in the final secured us the Gold Cup trophy. I played a few more training matches before I understood that I can't really do well at Confederations Cup 2025 and therefore resigned in November, happy to have won my first international landmark. As for the season at Yongchang, I have mixed feelings. We continued improving and secured a 3rd place from what was predicted to be 17th. For this I'm happy and as we qualified for Champions League, so I'm really looking for a new season here. But this season was really ours to win. We were top 2 for most of the season, and 1st after almost every round. A sequence of poor matches with crucial defensive individual errors in September month sees us to 3rd on a really tight table. It's been a long time since I was this frustrated with FM because I really believed I could win the league this season. This puts a bit more pressure on next season, as I would really like to win the Chinese league as a part of this challenge. Anyways, the players continue to improve well and Josh Johnson is a proven star for us. Will probably look to strengthen our defence for the following season to build on what we have now. As a final remark, I will say that I have not been bored with this season, and if you look at the results you will see that there have been a lot of goals to enjoy both ways (specially in the first half). CLUB MANAGEMENT Season Team League Position Domestic Cups Continental Cup Notes 2017/18 Hong Kong Rangers Hong Kong Premier League 6th 1st/1st/2nd/Qtr. final N/A National C-license, 2 domestic cups 2018 Geylang International Singaporean League 6th 1st/3rd N/A Took over 7th with 8 games to go, 1 domestic cup 2019 Geylang International Singaporean League 1st 1st/2nd N/A National B-license, 1 domestic cup 2020 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Unemployed 2021 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A No club job 2022 Shijiazhuang Yongchang Chinese Super League 10th 3rd round N/A Continental C-license, expected last in league, 3rd best in 2nd half of the season 2023 Shijiazhuang Yongchang Chinese Super League 3rd 4th round N/A Continental B-license, expected last in league, qualified for ACL INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT Season Nation FIFA Ranking Continental Tournament World Tournament Notes 2020 Iraq 66th N/A N/A Took over just before new year, no games 2021 Iraq 74th N/A N/A Resigned when I didn't qualify to WC, fell 8 places on FIFA ranking during my stay 2022 New Zealand 85th N/A N/A Played well in friendlies, 9 places up on FIFA ranking, starting to figure out how this works.. 2023 Mexico 26th 1st N/A Won Gold Cup, went up 2 places on FIFA ranking before I resigned Challenge Progress Club 1/10 top domestic leagues (Geylang, SIN;) 2/10 domestic cups (Rangers, HKG; Geylang, SIN;) 0/5 club continental championships () 0/1 club world championship () International 1/5 continental tournaments (Gold Cup, MEX; ) 0/2 world tournaments ()
  12. Congratulations, @shirajzl! That's a pretty impressive last season you have there, and you just tore everyone apart in the knockout-stage of Copa Amerika. Can't really understand what Japan is doing in that cup, but oh well..
  13. Thanks. I know NZ could qualify for both WC and Confed. but I can't really see us winning any of those. They are also 2.5 and 3.5 years away from current date, which is a long time to stay with this country. Can't say that I wouldn't enjoy leading New Zealand to victory in the World Cup, but I think that would be difficult enough without focusing on everything else.
  14. 2022 – Shijiazhuang Yongchang // New Zealand Manager Profile – Club Fixtures 1 – Club Fixtures 2 – International Fixtures Transfers – Competitions – Player Stats This was an interesting year. Happy to be back in club management, even though I didn't have China as my first choice.. Took over a newly promoted team in Yongchang, and was really just looking to stay clear from those relegation spots. Got a nice start to the season, with 6 points from 3 games before we were in free fall down the table. We were 15th as we reached the midseason break, and two new signings combined with Johnson finally scoring goals got us climbing upwards again. We make a strong 2nd half of the season, being 3rd over this period. If we can play like that consistent over a whole season, I think we might look to challenge for those top spots. Secured both national A- and continental C-license this year, and now starting to study for the continental B-license. New Zealand are looking strong, and I think I'm getting the hang of managing a national team. Played mostly easy games but had a couple of challenging games. The win against Thailand was strong, even though we didn't score as many goals as we could have. Also we fell just short against Australia in a narrow match, after leading it for a long time. Should probably been able to pull something from that match, but had a lot of restrictions from club managers to follow. Might start looking for a relevant international job soon since NZ don't really play any competition with landmarks for this challenge. CLUB MANAGEMENT Season Team League Position Domestic Cups Continental Cup Notes 2017/18 Hong Kong Rangers Hong Kong Premier League 6th 1st/1st/2nd/Qtr. final N/A National C-license, 2 domestic cups 2018 Geylang International Singaporean League 6th 1st/3rd N/A Took over 7th with 8 games to go, 1 domestic cup 2019 Geylang International Singaporean League 1st 1st/2nd N/A National B-license, 1 domestic cup 2020 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Unemployed 2021 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A No club job 2022 Shijiazhuang Yongchang Chinese Super League 10th 3rd round N/A Continental C-license, expected last in league, 3rd best in 2nd half of the season INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT Season Nation FIFA Ranking Notes 2020 Iraq 66th Took over just before new year, no games 2021 Iraq 74th Resigned when I didn't qualify to WC, fell 8 places on FIFA ranking during my stay 2021 New Zealand 94th Took over just before new year, no games 2022 New Zealand 85th Played well in friendlies, starting to figure out how this works.. Challenge Progress Club 1/10 top domestic leagues (Geylang, SIN;) 2/10 domestic cups (Rangers, HKG; Geylang, SIN;) 0/5 club continental championships () 0/1 club world championship () International 0/5 continental tournaments () 0/2 world tournaments ()
  15. 2021 – Iraq Fixtures – Group Table Short update as 2021 also went by. My stay at Iraq came short as I resigned after a terrible string of matches, getting only 1 point from the final 5 games. Couldn't really figure out the whole managing a national team thing as I have never really done it before, and nothing really worked as I wanted it to. Decided that it wasn't worth staying, and only upside with the stay is a small increase in reputation. Think I will need some time to figure this national team thing out though, so in the end of this year I was hired as manager for New Zealand. Think this is an easier job where I can figure more out how to manage a national team, before I move to the jobs that will get me landmarks for the challenge. Also have had a few more interviews, and actually got a new club job in January 2022. Will not reveal which team it is yet, but I'm heading to Chinese Super League on a 2-years contract. Hoping to increase reputation more here and prove myself on a higher level before I will move yet again. CLUB MANAGEMENT Season Team League Position Domestic Cups Continental Cup Notes 2017/18 Hong Kong Rangers Hong Kong Premier League 6th 1st/1st/2nd/Qtr. final N/A National C-license, 2 domestic cups 2018 Geylang International Singaporean League 6th 1st/3rd N/A Took over 7th with 8 games to go, 1 domestic cup 2019 Geylang International Singaporean League 1st 1st/2nd N/A National B-license, 1 domestic cup INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT Season Nation FIFA Ranking Notes 2020 Iraq 66th Took over just before new year, no games 2021 Iraq 74th Resigned when I didn't qualify to WC, fell 8 places on FIFA ranking during my stay 2021 New Zealand 94th Took over just before new year, no games Challenge Progress Club 1/10 top domestic leagues (Geylang, SIN;) 2/10 domestic cups (Rangers, HKG; Geylang, SIN;) 0/5 club continental championships () 0/1 club world championship () International 0/5 continental tournaments () 0/2 world tournaments ()
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