Introduction – Le Havre

Introduction – Why Le Havre AC To be honest, I was scrolling Twitter down when I saw a tweet with the following message: Notable products of Le Havre Academy. And the latter two of that list were Dimitry Payet and Paul Pogba. That gave me a spark. Until that moment, I was completely undecided about … Continue lendo Introduction – Le Havre

The Invincibles – Part I of II

Hey guys, it's a long time since I updated you on my journey so I really hope you like this content as much as I liked writing it. THE DREAM. THE NIGHTMARE. 03/06/2023, London Stadium, it’s when and where everything started. We’ve made it to the UEFA Champions League final for the first time on … Continue lendo The Invincibles – Part I of II

How I fell in love with Football Manager

It was not really that long ago that I fell in love with Football Manager. I mean, since the old times (2008 or so) I remember downloading (illegally) FM and Fifa Manager to check the players, attributes and have a quick go at the game. I'd choose a top team with some player I liked … Continue lendo How I fell in love with Football Manager

Resenha – Let’s talk tactics

Resenha, here in Brazil, is the word used to describe a conversation in the 'ballers' mood. Samba, beer, and soccer is the appropriate environment to have a genuine resenha. __________ Now, grab your beer an on to the resenha: Today I will make a detailed post about what are my ambitions with this tactic. Explaining … Continue lendo Resenha – Let’s talk tactics

2019/2020 – Building foundations

Welcome to the start of our 2019/2020 season. If you want to know how it was the end of the previous season, click here. For those who already caught up, we will only give a brief summary of how our 2018/19 season was: Serie A: 3rd place (press expectation was 5th and board objective was … Continue lendo 2019/2020 – Building foundations

IT’S OVER – END OF SEASON ONE

Here we are again for another update of our career as AC Milan Head Coach. If you have not read the last post, please, click here. In the last post, we talked about the January matches and the winter transfer window. __________ Following, we continue with the month of: FEBRUARY • The first game of … Continue lendo IT’S OVER – END OF SEASON ONE

JANUARY – TRANSFER REQUEST + MARKET + SUPERCOPPA FINAL

Here we are again for another update of our short career as Milan's manager. If you haven't read the last post, click here. We talked about how was the first half of the season, transfers already concretized and how is going our Milan Primavera. __________ Within Maia's mind, at the moment, there are far more … Continue lendo JANUARY – TRANSFER REQUEST + MARKET + SUPERCOPPA FINAL

Mid-season update – Part II – Transfers and results

Here we are with part II of our mid-season update. If you have not read part I, please, click here. __________ OUR APPROACH IN THE MARKET I still do not have a definite position on what my transfer policy will be like. I tried to use our DoF Leonardo to negotiate transfers and player contracts … Continue lendo Mid-season update – Part II – Transfers and results

Mid-season update – Part I – Squad evaluation

Hey, people. If you have not read the previous post, click here. In the second episode of our journey in Milano, let's review what happened at the mid-point of our season. What was good, what was bad, transfers, contracts, etc. Let's go! __________ SQUAD As mentioned in the previous post, I started the save with … Continue lendo Mid-season update – Part I – Squad evaluation

Down to business

Let's go to the first episode of our coaching career in Milano. We'll talk about the squad we inherited, the use of the Director of Football, the pre-season and the start of the season. SQUAD We have a well-balanced squad in the depth department with at least two players for each position, which leaves us … Continue lendo Down to business