My Coruna

After the 2010/11 season ended with a trophy laden season for Liverpool, you could probably tell I was ready for a change. However, until a job comes up, I have to go through the motions at Liverpool. Fortunately, a job does become available…

As I have mentally checked out of Liverpool, there’s very little transfer activity to report on, and we are brushed aside in the Charity Shield

CS 11Benny Lenie was my only free transfer signing, from Juventus. Roy Evans’ Leicester brush us aside and it’s a reminder that a fresh challenge is needed.The Champions League draw looks quite straightforward too

CL GroupLuckily for me, Albert Ferrer is dismissed from Deportivo, and an opportunity arrives.

DeportivoDepor are 17th in La Liga, in the UEFA Cup but only have £7m in the bank. It’ll be a long term challenge but it’s exactly what I am looking for. We’re off to Spain!

appointed DLCI joined Liverpool with them having been relegated from the Premier League, I leave them with three consecutive Premier League titles and numerous other trophies. Irreplaceable? There’s only one man for the job

brian little to liverpoolHaving failed to get Villa promoted, Brian jumps at the chance to be at the top level again and takes over one of the best squads in Europe. Obviously.

Deportivo have a very average squad, I’ve got my work cutout with so few recognised names

Depor squadThe best known player in there is Leonidas, who actually captains Brazil, partnering Ronaldo up front. The transfer window in Spain shuts at the end of September, so I only have a couple of days to bring in fresh blood. It’s unlikely I’ll be able to call on many of my usual favourites, but I can’t resist this:

ronaldo deporI’ve set myself a simple target of staying up, the advantage of the window being shut is that I have no choice but to look at the players I have and work out which ones are any good. The Spanish season starts after the Premier League, so we’ve only played 10 games. In addition to that, I’ve taken Depor to the last 16 of the UEFA Cup

UEFA Cup last 16WBA knocked out Inter Milan, incidentally.

Villa need a new manager, so a legend of the game takes his first steps into management

Alan Rogers to VillaHis predecessor at Man Utd has moved back to England too following Wenger’s retirement

GNev to DerbyAnd where’s there’s one, the other usually follows

beckham to evertonEverton are really struggling, and indeed my last game as Liverpool manager saw Blades score twice in a 2-0 win in the Merseyside Derby.

One of my first signings as a manager has moved into management

mulryne to man cityWhilst nobody is shocked that this didn’t work out

cort sackedAll of that leaves the Premier League looking like this:

prem top nov 11Man Utd looking dangerous again in what must be approaching Fergie’s final seasons. Liverpool are some way off the pace, which is mostly my fault.

prem bottom nov 11Beckham has already taken Everton off the bottom, and Steve McManaman is doing his usual terrible job at Chelsea.

Meanwhile, in my new home…

La Liga Top Nov 11Surprising to see Valladolid up there, but Barca will no doubt muscle their way in. Sevilla were the first team to break the big two last year and they are well placed to continue.

la liga bottom nov 11Up in 13th now, it’s a small recovery but our goals scored column is frightening. 5 goals in 10 games is just inexplicable. Having said that, they had 1 goal in 6 league games before I arrived…

Join us next time as we continue to strive for mediocrity in Spain whilst Brian Little tries to work his magic at Liverpool

1 thought on “My Coruna

  1. I would say Leónidas is the reincarnation of Raí. he’s the typical very skillful player (technique, creativity, passing and dribbling should be very high) but he has also a great heading ability

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