One of the easier challenges in the Championship Manager / Football Manager series was to take a fallen giant and take them back through the leagues to their position of former glory. The infrastructure and the fan base is already there to help you (re)build great things – but with those advantages come great expectations. Don’t be surprised at being unseated, should your progress not match those expectations.
One such challenge in CM0102 (running the 3.9.68 patch) is Fiorentina, who had been recently demoted from European greats to the fourth tier of the Italian football – so much so that you start the first season with a UEFA cup spot. The squad has not been entirely decimated, leaving you with some good players, but also carrying huge debt.
Read on to follow our progress back through the Italian leagues.