Well we survived, just! Now on to the important business of the off- season. With Alan Halilovic already on his way out of the Macron stadium and on his way to Spurs, Club captain Josh Vela follows him out of the door. Relegated, Fulham make us an offer we cant refuse, £7 million to be exact. As much as I’m loathed to lose him I can’t turn down that money to add to my survival kitty.
With £21 Million banked its time to bring in some new faces, Sam Byram joins us permanently for £3.6m before we replace the “star player” opening with PSG and Brazil superstar Lucas Moura for the princely sum of £13.75m. Moussa Dembele and an aging Wayne Rooney also join us on some big wages. I hope this pays off.
The season starts well enough with a 2-1 against Saints before a warning of things to come arrive in the shape of a 5-0 loss to perennial strugglers Stoke City
We don’t get our next league win until we play Arsenal at the Macron in late September and we struggle to find any sort of winning form. Sadly we find losing form much easier to come by with a run of 7 losses out of 10 games.
From early Jan until mid March we fail to pick up even a single point and the season looks to be all but over. The side go on to win 3 out of the next 4 including a 4-0 win against champions Man City. This provides us with some brief hope before losing the final 4 games to send us down, finishing bottom of the table with a whimper.
I check in with the board who assure me im still in a very secure position, so I set about looking to get the team ready for another shot at the championship. Spurs transfer list Alan Halilovic with an asking price of just £8.5m so I immediately get a bid accepted and a contract agreed, Alan is coming home.
Just like that however I am fired, with apparently my league performance being the reason for it.
Within days though I am offered various manager roles at Swansea (again), Fulham and one other team, could my boyhood dream be about to come true?!