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    1. Welcome to Football Manager™ 2020

      Welcome to the Football Manager™ 2020 Manual. This is designed to help familiarise you with the key areas of the game, to make you feel more comfortable as you get to grips with each module, and to hopefully be informative and educational. There are questions posed throughout that are answered to hopefully directly address any issues you might encounter or any queries you might have in your quest for glory. It is intended to appeal to the entire spectrum of football managers, from novi
    2. Quick Start Guide

      Having installed and launched Football Manager™ 2020, you’ll understandably want to get stuck right in to a new game. The very first thing you need to do, however, is create your Manager Profile. Creating a Manager Profile The very first thing you’ll do upon starting Football Manager™ 2020 is create your managerial profile. The first section concerns your biographical details, before tailoring your physical appearance. Don’t forget to add your social media credentials!
    3. The User Interface

      Football Manager™ 2020’s interface has been designed to ensure that playing the game is as easy to use as possible. The following is a glossary to help explain some of the terms referred to in this manual that are commonplace in the game’s appearance. Let’s begin with a short explanation on the two main control methods. Control Methods Left Clicking: Left clicking is the primary method of navigating around a majority of computer applications and Football Manager™ 2020 is no differ
    4. Introduction to Football Manager™ 2020

      If you’re new to football, new to Football Manager™, or just fancy a little bit of a refresher on some core game principles and information, this section should provide some assistance on how best to go about your managerial career. It also contains information about some of the more complicated leagues available to manage in as well as a glossary of terms that you’re likely to encounter as you play. Beginner’s Guide Welcome to Football Manager™ 2020! We’ve created a beginner’s guide t
    5. Managerial Home and Profile

      Profile 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 ‘Profile’ panel from the ‘My Profile’ tab. Your profile is directly impacted by the decisions you make as manager, while it also features eight characteristics, in addition to the coaching attributes found on every non-player. Those characteristics are as follows: Reputation A nice and simple one; the higher the rating, the more you
    6. Inbox and News

      Inbox Your Inbox is the main hub of your game world. All important and key information relating directly to you or any part of your club will arrive here in the form of a news item. How do I know what’s important and what isn’t? As a basic rule of thumb, anything that comes to your Inbox should be considered important, as it’s always going to concern you or your job as manager. However, there are some items that are more important than others, and these are indicated to you with a
    7. Your Squad, Team Report and Dynamics

      Squad and Team Report You’ll spend much of your time poring over the Squad screen as you look to develop and mould a group of individual players into a finely-tuned machine capable of success. It’s therefore worth familiarising yourself with this particular screen, and the screens associated with it. The Team Report is the best way to take both an at-a-glance look and a detailed study of the players available to you. It is a comprehensive breakdown of your squad from top to bottom, wit
    8. Development

      The Development Centre is your one-stop shop for making sure you’re fully informed about the future of your club. It is a hub of activity that will let you know exactly how the youngsters at your club are developing and will leave you wanting for nothing in your efforts to develop the next start player for the first team. If you take charge of at least one responsibility for one of your younger teams (for example, Individual Training), the youth squads will appear on the Sidebar in familiar
    9. Players

      Overview and Status Flags It’s a simple fact that to be successful, you need the right players. That’s not to say you need the best players, but identifying the necessary players to suit your plans is of paramount importance. Whenever a person – player or non-player – appears in a list, they will have a small circle with a silhouette or a profile photo. This is the ‘Information’ pop-up. Clicking it (or hovering over it, depending on your Preferences selection) will display a small
    10. Staff

      The Staff Responsibilities menu allows you to specify which members of your backroom staff are designated to carry out specific roles to do with the day-to-day running of your club. They can help take significant weight off your shoulders and allow you to get on with enjoying the things you love most about being a football manager. The ‘Overview’ screen displays everything you’re currently responsible for; the main ‘Overview’ sub-tab shows them, while the ‘Advanced’ tab to its right allows
    11. Tactics

      Tactical Templates To assist you in setting up the basic framework of a tactic, a host of templates are provided for you to use as a foundation for the way in which you want to play. Each tactical template sets a series of team and player instructions geared towards a particular style of play; once you’ve picked the one that best suits your plans (the textual descriptions on screen will help guide your choice), have a look at the various instructions set as a result to better understand wha
    12. Training

      Overview Each week is devoted to focusing on a particular tactic and is scheduled around the number of fixtures to be played in that seven-day period. In a typical week with one match on a Saturday, each day will typically have two Sessions, with scope for an Extra Session, depending on the overall Intensity, which is representative of a comparison to a percentage of the expected match load per player. Training can be handled in as much or as little depth as you want: -          I
    13. Transfers and Scouting

      Scouting Centre This is the hub of your activity and the singular reference point to return to for all your scouting and player identification business. Everything begins with the choices you make from the bar at the top of the main screen area. Scouting Responsibility: This allows you to either take charge of things yourself or delegate them to a chosen member of your backroom staff. If delegated, scouting assignments are handled automatically, otherwise you get to decide. You w
    14. Club Details and Board Performance

      Club Profile The Club Profile screen gives you a simple and quick look at their key information. Club Details, League History, Employees, recent Results, Kits, Stadium information and Club information are all present and displayed for your perusal. Facilities The ‘Facilities’ sub-tab displays all the information about the club’s stadium and training ground, and any other facilities they may have, such as a youth academy. Training Facilities, Youth Facilities and Data Analysis
    15. Finances

      Good financial management is imperative. Your board will expect and demand it. You can be successful on the pitch but if your finances are in a perilous state you’ll be heading down a troublesome road that many teams struggle to come back from. Furthermore, with ‘fair play’ rules and restrictions coming into effect in more and more competitions, it is imperative to have a firm grasp on the club’s fiscal responsibilities. Basic Finances These options largely deal with the day-to-day fin
    16. Competitions and Fixtures

      The League/Competition screen holds all the important information and links that will be entirely necessary for you to check regularly if you are to be successful. Keeping up to date on the very latest information from your opponents is a massive factor, and Football Manager™ 2020 allows you to do this in many ways. The sections described below are all found from the tabs menu on any league or competition screen. They are also accessible from the competitions screen, which can be found on the si
    17. Playing a Match

      So, with everything covered up to this point, it’s probably time to play a match. Match Centre The Match Centre will be accessible prior to every single fixture from the foot of the sidebar and will allow you to plan ahead in a number of ways, beginning the serious preparation with the Pre-Match Briefing. The number of days remaining before your match are indicated within the icon itself. Pre-Match Briefing On/before the day of your upcoming match, you’ll have the opportunity
    18. Enhancing Your Experience Further

      Advanced Game Setup If you want to have greater control about the setup of your new saved game, and include several more leagues than the Quick Start setup allows, then you should use the Advanced Setup option. Rather than selecting a team and getting into your saved game as quickly as possible, you can tweak and tailor things to your exact requirements here. The ‘Add/Remove Leagues’ button is the nominal starting point; this is where you can choose the nations represented in your save
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