after winning the irish premier division for the 2nd year in a row (4th overall), and beating Inter Milan 3-2 at Finn Park in the champions league group stage, I decided it was time to leave.
Applied for the spurs job but they apopinted poyet instead. Aimed my sights a bit lower, and the swansea job came up (recently relegated to the championship, mid table). However, they were unable to afford the compensation to get me out of my finn harps contract and went with someone else - i stupidly signed a 4 year contract at the start of the season. In the end i resigned at the end of december, freeing myself up for a job & a transfer window.
Rangers kept fluttering their eyes at me, telling me mccoist was one game from the sack for a month, but nothing happened. Finally, I got offered a job at brighton in feb (L1, bottom half), who wanted me to turn around their fortunes after being relegated last year. the team has some good players, but also some real rubbish on massive wages. Brought in a young dm released form juventus who has gone straight in as a DLP in my 4-1-2-2-1, and results have been ok so far (won my first match 5-0 at home
I missed the transfer window, so aiming for a top 10 finish (outside chance at the playoffs, but highly unlikely), and letting most people leave on frees in the summer.
Raided my former club for my brazilian inside forward Charles, who was averaging 7.40+ for my last 2 seasons. Only costing me 50k!
Looking at my old club, they replaced me with Gary Waddock, and he immediately sold my key MC/AM(R) to St Pats for 9k (Hes only 26, was worth 240k), and my top goalscorer to Shamrock Rovers for 2 million. eplaced him with some reject from aberdeen reserves for 300k. Will be keeping a close eye on them (with a tinge of sadness) but all the while ready to pick off some of the players if they become available.