As a manager, you have a profile in the same way as all players and staff have a profile. Your managerial attributes are displayed on the ‘Manager Profile’ section from the Home screen. The ‘Manager Profile’ section also details your personal biographical information.
Your profile is directly impacted by the decisions you make as manager, whilst it also features eight characteristics, in addition to the coaching attributes found on every non-player. Those characteristics are as follows:
A nice and simple one; the higher the rating, the more you’re known in the footballing world. A higher reputation can and will have a huge effect on your career; attracting interest in your services from bigger teams, attracting better players to your club, players already at the club will be more inclined to work harder and more professionally for a manager of greater repute, and many, many more situations you’ll encounter as you progress.
This attribute is representative of your dealings with the media; how you interact with journalists, how often you attend press conferences, and whether or not you keep your players happy with your responses to public questions. Attending press conferences will certainly boost the attribute, whilst delegating them to a member of your backroom staff or storming out of them altogether will see it quickly drop.
If you’re the sort of manager who plays with one tactic no matter what, you’ll have a high Tactical Consistency rating. If you change between tactics on a regular basis, that number will drop. Changes are mostly determined by whether the team’s formation is different from one tactic to the next, rather than subtler changes within a formation that remains the same over a number of matches.
Hands On Approach
This number is mostly reflective of three key areas of the club and whether you retain control over yourself or delegate them out to your backroom staff. It focuses on team talks, scouting and training; assuming control of these, and maintaining an active role – particularly with regards to the number of scouting reports requested and the frequency of changes made to the training schedule – will see your Hands On Approach rating improve considerably.
This is mostly reflective of the club’s financial state and the relative health of the wage budget under your stewardship of the club. If both of those are trending upwards, so will the attribute; any concerns in these areas will reduce it accordingly.
Handling Team Discipline
This number is plainly reflective of the number of unhappy players at the club at any given time. A tally of unhappy players will result in a lower number, whilst keeping a squad full of players with no cause for complaint will see the number increase. The attribute remains static for the first ninety days of your tenure at any club to ensure that any situations you inherit are not judged against you.
Loyalty to Players
This number is governed primarily by the average length of time each of your players have spent at the club under your management. If the average tenure of a player exceeds four seasons, the number increases, but if you tend to move players on within two seasons, the number decreases.
Domestic Player Bias
This number reflects the balance of domestic players in your squad against the total number of foreign players. The number is considerably higher if the squad is mainly comprised of domestic players.
The ‘History’ section keeps a record of your key information and achievements throughout your career whilst also covering your managerial movements and activity in both conversations and in press conferences, as outlined below:
Questions from the Media
From time to time, you will find yourself fielding an individual question straight into your Inbox, as the media seek your thoughts on a range of matters. Your response will often elicit a reaction, be it from your own players, the opposition, another manager, or the journalist themselves.