Swindon have won the Champions League, Dover have won the FA Cup, even Liverpool have won the Premier League. Thousands of people make the impossible, possible every day whilst playing Football Manager. One man, however, is turning fantasy into reality.
Graham Potter, manager of Swedish minnows, Ostersunds FK has transformed the club from 4th tier obscurity into Arsenal’s opponents in the Europa League last 32 tonight.
Sure, he and his family had to leave behind friends, relatives and a business in England and trade it in for below-freezing temperatures in a town that in his own words “Isn’t exactly Monte Carlo.”
After three promotions and a Swedish Cup, there’s no doubt that he would be the first to admit it was all worth it. Ahead of his mouthwatering clash with Arsene Wenger tonight, we salute the little-known Englishman putting all of us desktop fantasists to shame.