AFC Wimbledon advertise for new manager on Twitter with predictable results
Do you have a history of Football Manager success? You might want to send in your CV…
It’s the time of year when the managerial merry-go-round really starts to pick up speed and some clubs are taking drastic action.
Among them are AFC Wimbledon, who sit second from bottom in the League One table and have sacked boss Neal Ardley after six years in the job.
The club took the slightly unusual step of advertising their vacancy on Twitter, leading to some speculative applications from social media users.
Wimbledon are sponsored by Sports Interactive, and have the logo of the company’s most famous game, Football Manager, on the front of their shirts – so it’s only fitting there were some responses like this one.
Won the Prem in @FootballManager with Wimbledon. Hire me🙏— Simon Ryce (@simon_ryce) November 12, 2018
I took Braintree from the conference south to League One on FM. Please can I have an interview? https://t.co/4TbXUYyojK— Dazza ⚽️🏏 (@KongolosMagic) November 12, 2018
— Anton Toloui (@SkyAnton) November 12, 2018
@FootballManager success story here> https://t.co/QAsgBvwGma
Not everyone’s Football Manager CVs were quite so impressive, though.
On fm I’ve taken afc from league to liquidated in 4 years I should be taken into consideration— Charlie Hewitt (@charliehewitt94) November 12, 2018
Given the club’s SI links, showing off about achievements in rival football games might not be the best strategy.
Fifa 18 league status at beginning of 3rd season in charge. Anymore questions my door is open x pic.twitter.com/JewDce9SMB— Chuba (@RossSangster1) November 12, 2018
I did get AFC Wimbledon promoted to the Championship in FIFA Manager Mode back in the day. Granted, I had Jack Midson. https://t.co/4K9Trvn6ZC— Bryan Garcia (@BryanUF) November 12, 2018
Someone put some real effort into this one.
These lot ain’t ready for a Bateman tactical masterclass pic.twitter.com/diorvXcqle— Andrew Bateman (@wwfcandrew) November 12, 2018
And finally, there was one for Inbetweeners fans.
"I took Woking from the Conference lto the champions league in 6 seasons! Stuff like that don't go unnoticed!"— Michael Brown (@Michael10Brown) November 12, 2018
The deadline for applications is Friday – so we should know soon enough whether Football Manager success really is a step on the road to football manager success.