The Story of Claude Makélélé
This is a story of former player, Claude Makélélé and his path to becoming a top flight manager. Makélélé is currently the manager of K.A.S. Eupen in the top Belgium league. Eupen is a small club nicknamed the Pandas.
The club was established in 1945, reaching the top flight for the first time in 2010.
In June 2012, the club was purchased by the government of Qatar and its Aspire Zone Foundation, who also own Paris Saint-Germain. Aspire Academy announced their intent use the club as a launching pad into European football for its academy graduates from Africa, South America and Asia.
Eupen finished second in the 2015–16 Second Division, gaining promotion to the top flight of Belgian football for the second time in their history, staying up at the end of the season for the first time.
I will admit, I do not like Aspire Academy or the idea of large corporations using smaller clubs as "launching pads" but that is where Makélélé is currently at so that is where the story begins.
Following career's on this website I really like the idea of others being the "board" members to help with decisions. Remember, this is not a career of Eupen but of Makélélé and his dream of managing at a top level.
Difficulty: Legendary with OS sliders
Time: 8 minute halfs
Controls: Full manual (I'm not that good but I like struggling with bad teams)
I am hoping the board can help with transfer rules. I like to keep the career realistic and use the academy often. Transfer rules will change depending on the club I am currently at and how much room is in the budget.
To keep the story moving, I will be posting updates every month with a league table, stats and headlines. Also the random news story or any significant news. I am not great with graphics or video like others on here but do enjoy it.
Feel free to post if wanted.