Here are 10 tips for finding a new club in Football Manager.
When starting a new save in Football Manager, one of the most important decisions you'll make is which club to manage. This decision can have a big impact on your enjoyment of the game, so it's important to take your time and choose wisely. Here are 10 tips on how to pick a club when starting a new save in Football Manager.
1. Pick a familiar club
Choose a club that you are familiar with. If you support a particular team in real life, it might be a good idea to start with them in Football Manager. You'll already know a lot about the club's history, players, and tactics, which can give you a head start.
2. Check the league and history
Look at the club's league and competition history. If you're looking for a challenge, consider a club that has been struggling recently but has a strong history of success. Alternatively, if you're looking for an easier ride, choose a club that has a history of success but is currently struggling.
3. Check the finances
Check the club's financial situation. If you're looking for a long-term save, it's important to choose a club that has a stable financial situation. This will give you more room to invest in players and facilities over time. Or pick a club in financial trouble to increase the difficulty of the challenge that awaits you.
4. Check the Facilities
Look at the club's facilities. The better the facilities, the easier it will be to develop your players and improve your team over time. Consider a club with good training facilities, a modern stadium, and a well-equipped youth academy if you are looking for an easier challenge.
5. Look at the squad
Consider the club's squad. Take a look at the players on the roster and consider whether they fit your preferred style of play. If not, you may need to make some significant changes to the squad, which can be challenging.
Look at the club's transfer budget. If you're looking to make a big splash in the transfer market, choose a club with a sizable transfer budget. Alternatively, if you prefer to develop players over time, a smaller transfer budget might be more appropriate.
7. Wage budget
Look at the club's wage budget. The wage budget can have a big impact on your ability to sign and retain players. Choose a club with a generous wage budget if you want to attract top talent.
Consider the club's fanbase. If you're looking for a more interactive experience, choose a club with a passionate fanbase. This can make match days more exciting and engaging.
9. Look at the Club badge
Look at the club badge. The club badge can give you a sense of the club's history and tradition. Consider choosing a club with a crest that resonates with you but also looks interesting to you. There are many clubs that have a great looking badge. Examples are Blyth Spartans, 1860 Munich or Mexican side Pumas.
10. Club colours
Look at the club colours as you will be looking at these for a very long time (if you are planning a long-term save). Similarly, the club's colours can give you a sense of the club's identity. Consider choosing a club with colours that you like and that you feel comfortable managing.
In conclusion, choosing a club when starting a new save in Football Manager 2023 is an important decision that can have a big impact on your enjoyment of the game. By considering the tips above, you can make an informed decision and set yourself up for success. Whether you're looking for a challenge, a long-term project, or just a bit of fun, there's a club out there for everyone.