Sevilla Changes

The 2008/09 season has seen me in the market for a new job – I walked out of Real Madrid after winning La Liga and the Champions League, but where am I heading? Let’s find out…

Remarkably, Sevilla’s manager Sebastian Chano retired in the summer, leaving La Liga’s top 2 managerless. With £50m in the bank and a potential Champions League campaign to come, I’m not out of work for long as Sevilla are happy to have me. Let’s see that squad!

Sevilla squadRuben Baraja, good grief. The stars are Jepson, England’s Number 2; Weiser, a German forward wanted by most of Europe and Higuera, a Spanish International.

The reputation of the club isn’t great so I’m struggling to spend that £50m, but that’s ok. We’ll bide our time. First things first – let’s qualify for the Champions League!

Sevilla CL QualiThat’s a nice way to start. The return leg is a procession, but that’s fine. The group we’re given isn’t bad either.

sevilla CL groupI’m confident we’ll get through that. The transfer window closes at the end of September, I’m moved the squad around a bit so it’s lie this:

squad nowThe best addition there is Pinha, who is Luis Figo’s re-gen. I’ve got my eye on the Batistuta re-gen when the window re-opens in January. These boys have been outstanding though, take a look at these ratings:

sevilla average ratingsHiguera is a hero. He’s a Spanish defender/midfielder centre, he re-generated in 2001 so answers on a tweet for who that is. Hierro maybe?

Barcelona and Real Madrid are struggling. Van Gaal is still at Barca but I don’t know how, 6th last season and now this. We, however, are absolutely flying

La Liga top nov 08The Champions League group has been a massive struggle – for everybody. all of my new signings are ineligible and I shipped out some of the squad members, which has actually left us a little bit short. It’s in hand though, with 2 home games to finish

CL Group 4 gamesBack over in England, the Charity Shield once again opened the season – Palace vs. Darlington.

CS 08Good to see Steve Haslam climbing the famous stairs to pick up the Shield.

Somebody who is immediately under pressure is Nick Barmby, who apparently runs out of favour for bringing Liverpool back to the Premier League.

Barmby sackedHaving appointed a former Everton player, they’d be stupid to go down that road again

Unsworth to LiverpoolYeah great, have him play and manage. Can’t wait to see how that pans out.

There’s bad news for game 1 legend Colin Todd too

bolton sack toddHe’s been in charge since day 1 but now his time is up.

bolton bullocWill that help?

Darlington are still the force in England, and will be for years to come thanks to the team I built for them. However Gerry sells a striker to a big rival

martin to man utdI’ve also taken Kolev off them, but then he is Stoichkov’s re-gen.

It’s Leeds who top the table, Brian Little working his magic again.

prem top nov 08It’s very early days though, Man Utd have fallen away drastically. If you’re wondering why Barmby was sacked…

prem bottom nov 08

Oh dear. David Unsworth has his work cut out. Steve Bruce’s Chelsea are in bother, whilst remarkably Dave Jones is still Southampton manager.

So the season is nicely poised, both in Spain and England. It’ll be interesting to see if Van Gaal and Milne keep their respective jobs, who knows, maybe LVG will make the move to Man Utd ahead of schedule? Join us again to find out, thanks for reading

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