The doctors said it would help my recovery, mentally more than physically, if I wrote about what happens to me as I try to work my way into management and, more importantly, normal everyday life. I'm lucky to be alive, and I want to grab life with both hands and get back into the game I love. Ever since I was told I wouldn't be able to play professionally again, there was only one career move on my mind: management. I had always planned to move into coaching and potentially being a manager, but now it's arrived at my feet ten years earlier than I planned. I never got the chance to reach the very top as a player, but I'll be damned if I won't as a manager. Obviously I have no non-playing experience, but I've been working on coaching badges since I got out of hospital and I just hope that somebody will give me a chance. I'm not expecting to replace Fergie, or take over at the Nou Camp or the Bernabeu - not yet anyway - but I hope that one day Fabrice Muamba will be a name that will be up there with the managerial greats.
I can't believe it. Only one day after I applied for a few jobs, ranging from the Championship to the Blue Square Premier, I got an email forwarded from my agent.
There was no way I was going to pass this opportunity up and I accepted it straight away.
Once I'd taken the job, I thought it best to try and find out what I could about the team's history, and I found out that they have had no major success - I hope that I can change that.
During my meeting with Mr. Mitchell, he let me know what was expected of me, and that getting a respectable finish around the top half of the division was the aim this year. He also let me know the budgets I had available to me, as well as telling me I would get a good proportion of the transfer fees I can get in to spend on new players.
I made my very first signing today by bringing in experienced centre-back Eric Addo. He's played nearly 50 times for Ghana and should steady up the back line, at least for this season.
Because of the fact my budgets aren't fantastic at present, I will really need to make use of the loan market, and I did that today by bringing in two loan signings, both of whom cost nothing in fees or wages. They really are bargains, both from Premier League teams and very good for this level.
I sold four players in the last three days and brought in loads of money for the club, some of which I hope I'll be able to spend. I would have liked to have kept Pugh, as in my first few training sessions he looked very good, but me and the Chairman both agreed that we couldn't turn down £2 million for one player
It's been a very busy time at Bournemouth as I have been able to spend some of the money that has been brought in and I signed 6 more players in just under 2 weeks. I brought in four permanent transfers and Lappin and Wilson on loan.
We also played our last friendly today and they went well during pre-season, with the team seemingly starting to merge despite a lot of new players. Having played through our friendlies, it's also helped me decide on our formations for the season. I want to play attacking football so a 4-3-3/4-5-1 will be my main formation, but I also have more defensive one for when it's needed.
I'm really looking forward to the start of the season and I hope that I may even be able to pick up a couple more signings before the window slams shut...