Welcome back! Whether through naivety or optimism, I’m choosing to see this new start at Sampdoria as the beginning of the second half of this save.
Today’s post will be an attempt to explain what I mean by that, with a focus upon my thoughts on where I want to get to on this journey, and ideas on the route to it’s end.
Oh, if you missed last week’s post and are wondering how the hell I ended up here, read this.
It almost goes without saying that my eventual aim for Sampdoria is to make them the best club in the world. But there are a lot of steps to take before that can be seriously considered, and it’s this potential longevity that has made this club so appealing to me.
I also want to do it with a different approach than the almost ruthless pragmatism I adopted at my previous jobs. For this role I’ll be working towards some of the aspects of Football Manager that I personally enjoy most, but have been guilty of ignoring a bit, in favour of chasing titles.
I’m going to have philosophies to focus on (eg. developing youth) and short term to long term goals, which hopefully, one day, will result in a similar level of success to that which I’ve accomplished at my other clubs.
As well as covering all that, I may just sneak in the first few matches at the end…