Sasaki Sacked | Puerto Montt #4 | VivaGlobetrotting #4 | Football Manager 2020 Stories

The title has already revealed the fate of Ken Sasaki, the Japanese manager who is the focus of VivaGlobetrotting. Previously, we saw Sasaki save his job before taking his side on a magical cup run in the Copa Chile. Unfortunately, progress could not be made and Deportes Puerto Montt sacked Sasaki midway through the 2021 season with the club falling short of their demanding expectations. This post will review what went wrong before looking towards the future. Continue reading

La Magia de la Copa | Puerto Montt #3 | VivaGlobetrotting #3 | Football Manager 2020 Stories

Domestic cups can often provide a perfect distraction from the difficulties faced in league football. Clubs can decide exactly how they want to use cup football – it could be to develop youngsters, to chase silverware or to keep lesser-used senior players happy. Previously, we saw how Puerto Montt initially struggled under new manager Ken Sasaki before eventually finding some for heading into the mid-season break. In this third post of VivaGlobetrotting, we will see how Puerto Montt have fared in the second half of Sasaki’s first season in charge. Continue reading

Saving The Job Already | Puerto Montt #2 | VivaGlobetrotting #2 | Football Manager 2020 Stories

The previous post in this series introduced Ken Sasaki, a Japanese manager who has begun his career in football management. Deportes Puerto Montt are the side that have gambled on the young boss, hiring him at the end of the 2019 season in which they finished in 9th place in the Chilean Primera B. The club parted ways with Fernando Vergara, citing that ‘a new direction’ was being sought. Continue reading

Ken Sasaki | Deportes Puerto Montt #1 | VivaGlobetrotting #1 | Football Manager 2020 Stories

Globetrotting, defined by the English dictionary as ‘the act of travelling to a lot of different countries’, forms the main idea behind many of my Football Manager saves. I love building a club up from nothing and making them one of the most feared clubs in the continent. My Ostersund save from FM18 still remains one of my best ever FM saves. However, I always find myself drawn back to ‘journeyman’ saves where I will move around a range of clubs, aiming to reach the pinnacle of football by whatever means necessary.
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The Frustration of Underperforming | Celta Vigo #7 | Football Manager Stories

Alejandro Hurtado sadly has a history of underperforming at clubs and unfortunately Celta Vigo is no exception. Continue reading

15 Years On | Alejandro Hurtado | Football Manager Stories

In the previous part of VivaGlobetrotting you will have found out that Alejandro Hurtado has left Chicago Fire in the MLS to join an unnamed Spanish La Liga team. Continue reading