In the mid 90s, when the Football Association was in need of an experienced manager, they chose Freddy Garcia from Sporting Lisbon. He came from a footballing family and played for the Portuguese first division side. His playing career spanned four nations, and his time at Sporting Lisbon also included spells with Benfica, Athletica Lisbon, Vitoria Guincho, and FC Barcelona. Now, he is back in the dugout as manager of the Watford Wanderers, and taking over at the helm where he had previously managed the likes of Portsmouth, West Bromwich Albion, and Leeds United.
He inherited a team that had experienced ups and downs over the past few years. Firstly, after buying a large amount of shares from owner George Robertson, who invested in a number of players, the club became mired in financial problems. The board and its members did not do enough to curb this spending, despite being informed of bonuses that would be paid. Unfortunately, many of the board were also greedy and did not see the value of the company shares, and continued to spend lavishly on the club. The club became a little poorer each month, and the fans lost faith in their club.
The team did have some good players in recent times, notably Eidur Gudino, which has impressed many neutrals with his goals. However, many fans were disappointed with the lack of quality football from the team last season. They finished bottom of the league, and many expected much more from the side. Freddy Garcia, however, has inherited a good squad, and he should be able to turn things around quickly and get the club moving forward.
He inherited an excellent group of players, which already has a healthy nucleus. Some may be disillusioned at the lack of top class quality football, but Freddy should bring in some decent recruits, which will hopefully brighten the future of the club. With the amount of transfer deals that go through each season, there are many good players out of contract, and he needs to get them into the team, and ensure they have a major say in how things are done at the club next season. That should improve the overall image of the club and its commitment to ensuring it becomes a force to be reckoned with in the future.
The supporters of theuffed are not going to sit on their hands if things do not improve. They have been a fantastic support for Freddy throughout his career, and with a lot of newcomers joining up, it may take time to win them over. There is a lot of hope, though, and many people are optimistic that a bright future lies ahead for cheered football club. The future looks very bright indeed!
Fans travelling to Glasgow this weekend should give Freddy Bomber fans a great show. It is only a friendly game, but you never know how big things are going to get for this club. Fans have always been successful when their idols are playing well, and now maybe they can get an extra boost from their idol. If they do, they may just become a massive success at their club. Hopefully, they will give everything that they can to the team, and they will make a lasting impact.