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Afternoon All,

Bit of a strange one, will try to keep the explanation concise.

TLDR: My Assistant Manager left, the game has assigned a random Manager of another team to be my Assistant Manger, I can't fire him and the board refuse to let me hire anyone.

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My Assistant Manger was recently poached for a job elsewhere (clearly wanted more than £40p/w, outrageous!), so I immediately began the search for a replacement and found a solid enough alternative, David Bampton. Said chap was offered a contract for the position of Assistant Manager, next thing I get is an inbox item from the board saying the staff appointment has been cancelled as I don't need another Assistant Manager, with no option to ask the new staff to take over the role (attached). Assuming I've misread the name of the staff member leaving, I head to the staff screen to check and it shows I have 1/1 Assistant Manager, the guy in the attachment, Mark Janes, is that person. Mark Janes was an ex-player who retired a couple of seasons prior and went on to be Manager of Chalvey Sports, Janes is not contracted to my team at all, has never been the Assistant Manager and is actually showing as the Manager of Chalvey Sports still in the staff menu (attached) whilst also being listed as the Manager of my team?!

I've tried offering the contract to the intended new Assistant Manager several times, but the board always cancel it due to this Mark Janes bloke! I've played through a few months since, saved/loaded and closed the game multiple times over a few days and he's still there... I can't fire him, I assume because he's not actually contracted to my team so the regular options aren't shown, I believe I'm paying his wages of £160p/w and I can't appoint an Assistant Manager, doesn't help that this Janes guy is utterly rubbish either! Cheers G&T

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The Assistant Manger imposter Mark Janes has now taken another job as Manger elsewhere, but is still pseduo-contracted as my Assistant...

Would very much appreciate some thoughts on what's going on here.

G&T

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Hi Abdullah,

Thanks for coming back to me.

I do have a save with the old Assistant, but it's quite some time before, about 14 months in game, quite surprised I still have one from that long ago as I'm using 3 rolling autosaves :lol:I'll upload as requested, name of the save is "Colin G&T (v02) (v02)", though I assume you meant when I upload it!

Cheers G&T

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  • 2 weeks later...

Thanks for the save on this one, we're investigating but given it's a fair bit from beforehand it's been very difficult for us to get this exact scenario to happen again. If you happen to find anything similar this happening again (would imagine it's very unlikely given how rare this issue appears to be) please do let us know.

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Hi @Neil Brock,

Thanks for coming back to me. I wish I had a closer save to offer, it's such a weird thing to have happened!

I have eventually (this evening) manged to resolve the issue, albeit some two seasons on. The assigned/phantom Assistant Manger (Mark Janes) was eventually fired from his managerial post, though was still listed in my coaching staff. I tried offering him a contract as a coach to see if that resolved things and after he accepted a job as one of the games worst coaches, I had an inbox item about not having an Assistant Manager and have finally been able to hire somebody.

Hopefully me and the new guy can get our passports ready and head off to South America in... 7-10 seasons time... if I continue the climb up the pyramid at a decent rate!

Thanks for your time in looking in to this, G&T

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