CM0102 | Fiorentina – Season 1
We inherited a Fiorentina squad which still contained some talent worth of Serie A, particularly Leandro up front, Raffaelle Longo in midfield and Angelo di Livio in defence.
The start of the game also presents an opportunity to sign some big talent available on free transfers. We pick up Adam Matsyek between the posts, Ivan Hurtado and Taribo West come in to strengthen defence, and we bring in Moreno Torricelli and Gustavo Mendez to patrol the flanks.
With a strong balanced team we encounter little challenge on our way to the Serie C2B Title, or to the Serie C Cup, going undefeated in domestic competition all year. We all have a strong European campaign, finally succumbing in the Quarter final of the UEFA cup to follow Italians Parma after inspired victories against stronger Nantes and Wolfsburg sides.
None of which brings any money, and we continue to haemorrhage money through the year. As the club begins to prepare for bankruptcy in the spring a new investor comes in clearing the clubs debts, and providing a small but useful transfer kitty for the following season. Leandro is very much the star of the campaign, firing in the goals to start our journey back up the league.