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  1. Introduction

    Welcome to the Football Manager™ 2023 Manual. It 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 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 first time play
  2. 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 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) displays a small box with
  3. 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 ‘Responsibilities’ screen displays everything you’re currently responsible for. Here, each responsibility is described alongside the person delegated with th
  4. Tactics

    Tactical Templates To assist you in setting up a tactic, a number of templates are provided for you to use as a foundation for the way 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 what’s going on. Mentalities
  5. Training

    Overview Each week of the in-game calendar 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 typically has two Sessions, with scope for an Extra Session, depending on the overall Intensity, designed to take into account the workload each player is undertaking. Training can be handled in as much or as little depth as you want: -          It can
  6. Transfers, Recruitment, 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 member of your backroom staff. If delegated, scouting assignments are handled automatically, otherwise you get to decide. You can still hand
  7. Club Details and Board Performance

    Profile The Club Profile screen gives you a simple and quick look at the club’s key information. Club Details, League History, Employees, recent Results, Kits, Stadium information and Club information are all present and displayed for your perusal. These also all apply to international teams. General The General screen expands on the Club Profile information and shows more detail, including the team’s Legends, Icons and Favoured Personnel. News The News section is a
  8. Finances

    Good financial management is imperative. Your Board expects and demands 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 finan
  9. Competitions and Fixtures

    The League/Competition screen holds all the important information and links that you need 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™ 2023 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 Side Bar (containing details
  10. Playing a Match

    So, with everything covered up to this point, it’s probably time to play a match! Pre-Match Staff Meeting The Pre-Match staff meeting is the last chance to go over everything in-depth before kick-off. Your backroom team provide an opposition report that includes the expected line-up you’re set to face, and key tactical advice for the match ahead. Team Selection If you haven’t settled on your team selection by match day, this is your final chance to put your plans into action.
  11. Enhancing Your Experience Further

    Advanced Game Setup If you want to have greater control about the setup of your new career 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 career 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 career. Upon
  12. Versus Mode and Streaming

    It couldn’t be easier to stream Football Manager™ 2023 and share your experience with a wider audience. Introduced halfway through the previous version of the game was a completely new feature – Versus Mode! This game mode allows you to take your favourite teams you’ve built up through your playtime and pit them against other managers online to prove your skills to a wider audience. To do this, you need to be an FMFC member, which you can sign up for online or from the Football Manager™ 202
  13. Quick Start Guide

    Having installed and launched Football Manager™ 2023, you’ll understandably want to get stuck right into a new game. The very first thing you need to do, however, is create your Manager Profile. This will then be saved, so every time you launch the game after the initial setup, you won’t need to repeat the process (unless you want to add more Manager Profiles). Creating a Manager Profile The very first thing you’ll do upon starting Football Manager™ 2023 is create your managerial profi
  14. Legal

    Manufactured under licence by SEGA. Made in Germany. The word(s) UEFA, CHAMPIONS LEAGUE, EUROPA LEAGUE, EUROPA CONFERENCE LEAGUE, SUPER CUP, the UEFA logo and all marks related to the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Europa Conference League and UEFA Super Cup (including, but not limited to, logos, designs, mascots, products, trophies and names) are owned and protected as registered trade marks, designs and/or as copyright works by UEFA. All rights reserved. © 2022, DFB. Manu
  15. The User Interface

    Football Manager™ 2023’s interface has been designed to ensure that playing the game is as easy as possible. The following is a glossary to help explain some of the terms referred to in this manual that appear frequently in the game. 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 the majority of computer applications and Football Manager™ 2023 is no different. In simple t
  16. Introduction to Football Manager™ 2023

    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™ 2023! We’ve created a beginner’s guide t
  17. Football Glossary

    In recognition that some new Football Manager™ users are also not totally familiar with some of the terms used within the world of football, we’ve put together a glossary of some of the ones more common terms you might encounter within the game. It is not exhaustive, but it is hopefully comprehensive and will be of assistance should you find yourself wondering about some of the terminology you’ve encountered playing the game. Administration: A process where a club is unable to fulfil its fi
  18. League Information

    Football Manager™ 2023 features a number of leagues which, for many reasons, can be complicated and perhaps rather daunting for those unfamiliar with the intricacies of their individual rules and structures. Below is a beginner’s guide on how things work in some of the more complicated examples. (Please note: all specific league rules are available from the ‘Rules’ sub-tab on the competition screen. The information provided here is intended to offer a brief and clear overview of how things
  19. Manager 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. It also features eight characteristics in addition to the coaching attributes found on every non-player. Those characteristics are as follows: Reputation The higher the rating, the more you’re known in the footballing w
  20. Inbox and News

    Inbox Your Inbox is the main ‘hub’ of your game world. All important information relating directly to you or any part of your club arrives here in the form of a news item. How do I know what’s important and what isn’t? It is open to a degree of interpretation. You might consider anything that comes to your Inbox should be classed as being important, as it’s always going to concern you or your job as manager in some form or another. However, there are some items that are classed as
  21. Your Squad, Team Report and Dynamics

    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. Overview The Overview screen presents an immediate and detailed look at the team. The first team squad is shown with key information about each player’s position, condition, morale and performances. There is the option to filter which players are shown to include all players in the squad, exclude players depending on
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