RE: ANNOUNCEMENT BY (DW) SAT 8 OCTOBER 


IN RESPONSE TO, AND AS REQUESTED BY (DW) THE FOLLOWING IS MY SUPPORTING STATEMENT

REGARDLESS OF WHERE I FINISH IN DIVISION 2 IT IS MY INTENTION TO STAY AT UNITED AND TO CONTINUE MY REBUILDING PROJECT

Whenever I take a team over I immediately assess their current squad and commence a “long term rebuild”, as they tend to have a lot of older players (bought for ratings)  that are unlikely to rise and could even start to decrease. 

My first club in TOP100 was Besiktas which I had for two seasons, in the first season I managed to gain promotion from division 5 to division 4.

I was then successful with my application for United. For the first 10 seasons they were in division 1 but then in seasons 10 & 11 they deteriorated and had successive relegations from division 1 to division 3. Successive managers had pretty much destroyed them, and they needed a complete rebuild. Although United is considered a big club, the team that I inherited was poor and typical of a division 3 or division 4 side. A rebuild was required but I gained promotion in my first season getting them back to division 2. I always manage my teams with the long term in mind, and although my aim is to get them to division 1, when I get them there they will be in a good position to stay there. I have managed to bring in some interesting first team players and some youths that will keep the first team supplied, and I have a number of players that I am sure will achieve rises in the next round

This season 100 teams were entered into the World Club Cup and we were placed in group P where we managed to finish top of the table, and progress to the knockout stages and the last 20. We reached the quarter finals where we had a tough away trip to division 1 leaders Arsenal, and we had a competitive game and managed just a narrow defeat of 1-2. Not bad for a division 2 side to get to the last 8 for a team that is also in the middle of a total rebuild, and where 6 of the last 8 teams were in division 1.

I have managed to get two separate teams promoted to a higher division. Although United May be relegated, they will be in the division that I took them over. Back in division 3 it would prove the ideal place to start the rise under the team that I have rebuilt

In the middle of a rebuild programme, I think for all of the reasons above, I should retain my position as United manager and continue to rebuild the team.

I am also active in Facebook and on the “blog”. With regards to transfers, I have brought in 15 players and sold 14 players this season so am also active in SM

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