Season 2019 - 2020
End of Season Review
League Table at Management Appointment
End of Season League Table
I managed to achieve one of my aims in the remaining 15games of the season as the team pulled together and finished in a decent position in the table and avoiding relegation. Unfortunately we finished with a -2 goal difference and I wished on my appointment for us to finish in positive numbers, however the improvement in this department shows that if we had a couple more games extra we would have probably achieved this to, it was always a big ask to go from -12 goal difference and into positive numbers. Overall the turnaround has been fantastic against the odds as we had no money to spend and with limited scouting knowledge of the league.
One of the highlights of the turnaround was when we were losing against the team who was sitting comfortably at the top of the league to win.
When I took over the club the team was not scoring goals (18 goals in 17 games) and it also conceding them (30 goals in 17 games) at an alarming rate which gave a -12 goal difference. To achieve and break so many records in 15 games shows what a massive turnaround we had under my stewardship. When I first arrived at the club and looking at the players I realised that I would have to work wonders on the training ground and use my man management skills to get the best out of the squad as there was no money. My initial thoughts where that I would have to let there contracts run down and then replace them with better players. I may have to re-think this now. However there is next season to go with these players as the contracts do not expire for another year before any decisions are finally made, however they have shown me in the 15 games that they do have promise.
Season Club League Position Svenska Cupen Cup Achievements
2019/20 Tvaakers IF Div 1 Sodra 8th 2nd Rnd Man Month x 1
Team Playing Style
As manager my playing style that I want the players to adhere to is attacking pass and move football. This combines short pass plays with attacking football. The team will focus more on keeping possession than with a standard attacking football approach and will proactively create space by drawing players out of position. A number of attributes are required for this style and the players will need to fit into it as much as possible. During my time at the club I intend to fetch players in to suit this style of football and try to improve the players that are already at the club to fit them into the style. I also want my players to have high attributes in determination, workrate, teamwork and concentration as a core running through the club.
Obviously I realise that I am at a small club with no money and to make these changes will take time, for example all of the players contracts are not up for renewal until the end of next season. I will not be allowed by the board to release these as it will cost the club money it has not got. My only option is to let the contracts run down, while re-newing the ones necessary. The change to my ideal playing style may take time and I may have to perservere with what I have and adjust any tactics to suit
As the was no transfer or wage budget there was little I could do in the transfer market apart from fetch in some youngsters on loan to help boost the squad numbers where the team was light.
End of Season Club Vision
During the season and just after I was appointed the club had some elections for a new chairman, luckily I managed to keep my job through this period and not get distracted by the rumours.
End of Season Finances
I will generally need to use the squad that I have inherited and fetch in a few players either on the cheap or on loan as previously mentioned I will not be able to go releasing players and will need to wait for the contracts to run out. It also looks like there will be no money for players again in the transfer market, unless I manage to sell, loan out or release for free some of my current squad.
I will scout players in Sweden as well as fetching them in on trial throughout the season so that I am armed with a very good shortlist for when I need to move into the transfer market. I will use my man management skills again to fetch the best out of the current players while also trying to off - load players that I do not need. I intend to make some progress on the pitch and attempt to finish as high up the table as I can