"Lewandowski.. and Reus! Santana! Extraordinary - Dortmund, 2 goals in stoppage time! Out of it on 90 minutes -
back at it by 92"
Ever since that day in April back in 2013, Malaga have not been close to a successful campaign. Could this year be the turn-around where they finally can enter the higher places in La Liga and Champions League?
29th of May
It wasn't much. It wasn't your typical drama about it. No messing about, no talks in the media dragging on for ages. Malaga approached me, they wanted me. I liked them, I knew what they were capable of. I guess you could say I wanted them too.
"So Lyktan. I guess you know something about Malaga. Maybe not everything, it's ok. I have printed a bit of information about the club. Read if you like. But please, read about the players. Very important.
Abdullah Al Thani, the owner of Málaga said after the photos were taken. His English was a bit questionable at times, but it was alright.
I looked into the pile of paper I was just handed as I made myself at home in my new office in Spain. It wasn't like my previous job at Djurgårdens IF in Sweden. The weather was warmer, the quality of the players and the league were miles ahead. The language was harder.
I mumbled as I started reading about the general info of the team. Mr. Thani really could just have linked me the Wikipedia-page by the looks of things.
Honestly, I stopped reading after a short while. I was well aware of what kind of team Malaga was and knowing how and when they were founded were not going to give us the success in the league. Only my way of coaching could change that.
I ended up spending a good time at the player section. Mr. Thani, the president and owner of the team, did a good job on that one.
"We are going to need some reinforcements up top. On top of that, some of these players won't fit in my playing style." I said to myself. I expected weeks of searching for a player or two, but it didn't take me long at all until I knew which players I knew would fit in perfectly.