We start the game as per usual on Monday 25th June 2018. I’m currently a Sassenach living in the beautiful Kingdom of Fife. I want this to be realistic, so I’m going to start relatively low down in Scotland in the Lowland League. There are 3 clubs needing managers that are near enough to me geographically for any part-time commuting to be financially doable. They are:
Civil Service Strollers – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_Service_Strollers_F.C. – based in North-West Edinburgh they would be a 43 minute, 33 mile journey from home. At £1.22/litre in our current car that’s £6.50 per round trip. With the expected part time contract such minor quibbles are important 🙂
Edinburgh University – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edinburgh_University_A.F.C. – based in South-East Edinburgh they would be a 57 minute, 46 mile journey – £8.98 per round trip
Whitehill Welfare – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitehill_Welfare_F.C. – Based in the village of Rosewell south of Edinburgh they would be almost the same distance and time as Edinburgh Uni – 57 minutes and 47 miles – £9.28 per round trip
The final positions in the 2017/18 season were thus:
So from a ease of commute and relative strength of team there was one stand-out. All 3 were applied for as above, and the round of interviews began (I’d like these shaken up a bit in FM20 as they get boring very quickly)
Civil Service stood out again with a maximum wage bill of £1200/week, compare to less than £1k for both the other teams, so that’s where my hopes were pinned.
Where would I be plying my trade in my first season of management? See you for Part 2