- Oct 5, 2003
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- Dragons FFC
"I think it's better if we just part ways now." The words of my boss echoed through my mind in the weeks following the moment when they were first spoken. After three years of working hard, giving them everything there was to give, it was over. The ties I had with my job were severed and now I was unemployed for the first time since I was 15. It was tough, but I dreamed of a future where I could be someone different. Doing something different. I wanted to live out my dream and become a football manager.
I was not a person who thought logically and weighed up my options. I was an act now and think later kind-of-guy. There was a sense of adventure about what I was about to undertake. Jumping on a plane with the clothes on my back, a small suitcase and a huge dream to become the best football manager I could. Granted, I did not know what was in store for me, nor did I know where I would land. All I knew was that I was flying to Europe and would aim to make a living anyway possible while obtaining a job at a club and build my way up.
I would start in England and then look across eastern Europe to see where I could secure a job and if I couldn't, I would bide my time working nearby and continually look to improve myself in anyway possible. One thing is for sure though, nothing is guaranteed in life, so I might as well roll the dice and see where life takes me.
It was a new beginning, a rags to riches tale.
Editors note: Countries loaded are England, Belgium, Denmark, France, Netherlands, Ireland, Italy, Northern Ireland, Portugal, Scotland, Spain and Wales.