Football Manager Guides

Need help to create a basic tactic or would you like to learn more about making money in Football Manager?
At FMInside you will find a wide range of easy to read guides and easy to apply in FM2020.

Guide categories

Basic Guides

Ideal starting point if you are new to Football Manager. Find information on the most basic areas of the game.

Player Positional Ability

Player Positional Ability determines how well a player can fulfil a position in Football Manager. In this guide we explain how these affect your tactics.

Playing Time Pathway in Football Manager

Playing Time Pathway is a new feature in Football Manager. In this guide we will explain what it is, how it works and how to use it in FM20.

Inbox and News

The inbox and news section is an area you will spend a great deal of your time. In this Football Manager guide we will explain all the different areas.

Football Manager Home Screen

The first screen and most used screen in Football Manager is probably the Home Screen. In this basic guide we will explain all your options.

Creating your Manager in FM

You have picked your nations and leagues. And now what? This guide explains how to create your own manager.

How to start a new career

Having troubles starting a career? We explain all the options you have when starting a new save in Football Manager.

Medical Centre

Learn more about the medical centre and how this is an essential area when keeping your players fit during the season.

Football Manager Staff Attributes

In this basic Football Manager guide we will explain what all the different attributes in staff profiles mean and do.

Data Analyst in Football Manager

A basic guide for the Data Analyst. We explain how he helps you achieve your goals by analyzing the data of your team.

Football Manager Player attributes

In this basic Football Manager Guide we will explain all the different attributes a player has and what they mean.

Keeping injuries under control

Having troubles with injuries in Football Manager? In this guide we give you several tips that will keep your players fit during the season.

Current & Potential Ability

What is Current or Potential ability and how does Football Manager use these to build player profiles? We explain how the system works.

Personalities in Football Manager

Personalities in Football Manager determine how a player behaves. We explain how it affects player development.

Lower League Management

If you haven't tried a lower league management save on Football Manager, you should start one today! This is the ultimate llm guide!

How to pick your captain

How to pick your captain on Football Manager. We give you some advice and points to consider when selecting the new captain for your team.

How to build a new stadium

Building a new stadium in Football Manager isn't difficult. However convincing the board to build one much harder. We explain how to get them to build one.

Tactical Guides

Learn more on the tactical side of Football Manager.

Player Positional Ability

Player Positional Ability determines how well a player can fulfil a position in Football Manager. In this guide we explain how these affect your tactics.

How to set Opposition Instructions

What are Opposition instructions and how can you exploit them? We discuss all types and how they can help you win.

Playing with 3 centre-backs

Planning to play with 3 centre-backs? This article will explain how it works and how you could be setting it up in Football Manager.

How to create a basic tactic

Creating a tactic is a hard and difficult are of Football Manager. In this guide we will explain how to create a basic tactic to build on.

How to use substitutions

Need a pair of fresh legs? We explain how you should pick your subs in Football Manager effectively.

Pitch Dimensions and tactics

Picking pitch dimensions influences and affects your tactics. We explain which dimensions suit which tactics.

Wasting time & parking the bus

Are you fed up with conceding late goals? This article helps you to create the perfect tactic for wasting time in Football Manager.

How to improve your tactics

Having troubles finding the correct team and player instructions? We explain how you can be improving tactics in Football Manager.

Tips to end a losing streak

On a losing streak in Football Manager? We explain how to boost morale and get back to winning games.

Training Guides

Learn how to setup team training or how to setup individual training.

How to create 5 star training

If you want to train your players in the best way, you'll need 5 star training in Football Manager. This guide learns you how that works.

The benefit of retraining players

Retraining players in Football Manager could enhance your squad capabilities without having to search the transfer market.

How to set up team training

In this guide we show you in 5 steps the basics of applying a basic form of team training for your team in Football Manager.

How to setup your preseason

Preseason training is the first step you take into a successful season. In this guide we explain how to get the best results..

Set pieces Guides

Learn how free kick, corner and throw-in routines can help you win matches.

How to defend corners properly

Want to learn more about how to defend corners in Football Manager? In this guide we explain how to defend a lot better!

Attacking corner routines

In this guide we will be helping you to get started in creating attacking corner routines. We will give you three different working routines.

Youth development Guides

In these guides we explain what is needed to nurture your youth players into world-class footballers.

Youth development in FM Part 1

This guide gives you some insights about what is affecting youth development at your club and how to use these influences.

Youth development in FM Part 2

In this guide we look external factors that affect player development: facilities, training & coaching.

Tips to improve your youth intake

In this guide we give you some hints and tips to improve your yearly youth intake in Football Manager.

Head of Youth Development

Signing a class Head of Youth Development is vital if you want to sign the best youth players in Football Manager.

Positional Guides

Find more information on player positions and the various roles and duties you can use in Football Manager.

Goalkeepers in Football Manager

In this basic guide we will explain the various roles of the goalkeeper and which attributes are considered essential.

The Raumdeuter role

The Raumdeuter is one of the most underrated roles in Football Manager. This guide explains more about this special role.

The Regista role

What to expect from the Regista player role in Football Manager? His playing style, needed attributes and more are in this guide.

The Roaming Playmaker role

What is a Roaming Playmaker player role and what can he do for your team? In this guide we take a closer look at this elite role.

Scouting Guides

If you want the best players you will have to learn more about scouting in Football Manager.

How to set up a scouting network

Would you like to scout the next Lionel Messi? With this guide we will learn you how to set up a global scouting network.

Scouts in Football Manager

Scouts can do a lot more for you than just look for new players. In this guide we explain everything you need to know about scouts.

Financial Guides

Find more information on the financial side of Football Manager. Learn how to make or save money in the game.

Clauses & Bonuses to avoid during contract negotiations

A selection of Clauses and Bonuses to avoid when entering contract negotiations in Football Manager. We tell you which one to avoid in FM2020.

How to use a wage cap

In this guide I will try to explain how you can use and manage a wage cap for your squad and earn a lot of money in Football Manager.

How to make money

Earning money in Football Manager is not that difficult. Just follow some of the easy tips in this guide and get rich!

Staff guides

Find information on the various positions in your backroom staff.

Director of Football

Learn how to benefit from all the responsibilities you can delegate by signing a Director of Football in Football Manager.

Physios in Football Manager

In this staff guide you will learn more about the physiotherapist and his essential attributes to keep your players fit.

Football Manager Staff Attributes

In this basic Football Manager guide we will explain what all the different attributes in staff profiles mean and do.

Data Analyst in Football Manager

A basic guide for the Data Analyst. We explain how he helps you achieve your goals by analyzing the data of your team.

Assistant Managers in Football Manager

In this guide we explain all about assistant managers. Essential attributes, roles & responsibilities.

Head of Youth Development

Signing a class Head of Youth Development is vital if you want to sign the best youth players in Football Manager.

Scouts in Football Manager

Scouts can do a lot more for you than just look for new players. In this guide we explain everything you need to know about scouts.

How to guides

In this area you will find more information on how to install logopacks, kitpacks or facepacks in Football Manager.

How to download the FM20 editor

In this guide we explain how to find and how to install the official Football Manager Pregame editor in 3 simple steps.

Applying a Real Name Fix

Trying to fix the fake German national team and looking for real competition names? This guide explains how.

How to add Logos, Faces and Kits

Tired of having fake kits and badges or missing player faces? In this guide we explain how to add custom graphics.

How to add custom skins

Want to change the base skin in Football Manager? Add a custom skin! In this step by step guide, we explain how to add one.