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I'm Chelsea manager - 13 years into the game. Consistently winning trophies. Won the Champions League a good few times as well. Have a coupe of World Cup winners in the squad. Very good players.

My average wage is £22,500 a week. This is compared to the Premier League average of £29,000. Highest earners are on £50,000 a week (although I do have one player on £175,000 who was a marque signing and the best player in the world when I signed him) and I have a couple of players who are the best in the world in their respective positions on £15,000-£20,000 a week.

My total squad wage bill is £900,000 a week - half of the budget set by the board which has gradually seemed to come down over the years.

How does this comapare to everyone else managing a top Premier League Club?

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Im managing Blackpool in the 3rd seaon and close to winning the league (3 points clear, 3 games left) and my highest earner is £30,500 PW, With an average age of £10,000 PW :)

But that includes a lot of youngsters, my lowest 1st team player is on £10,000 PW

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Sounds like you re over-acheiving. I would imagine that if you do win the league and want to stay dominant that will increase. Most of my first team are 24-26. Centre halfs are 28 and 29 so it's an average aged squad.

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Best I've had for a title winning team was £1.5m per week with my current save 2-3 seasons ago. If I win again this season, I'm offloading a bunch of the senior players in my Liverpool team to give the youngsters a chance, as is my style. So Bale will go, I'll try and negotiate a cheaper contract for an aging Gerrard, get rid of Suarez, etc. Which should save me 200 grand a week easily.

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I have a rather young squad but i hav tied most of them down on 4 -5 year contracts so it should work okay for a while

My wages total out at £465K PW And i have Just won the league! :)

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Interesting looking at the player values. Very early on as well so well done.

Dafuge any chance of screenshot of your squad contracts screen as above

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Interesting looking at the player values. Very early on as well so well done.

Dafuge any chance of screenshot of your squad contracts screen as above

Here's my squad. It's pretty small which helps my wage budget.

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Here's my squad. It's pretty small which helps my wage budget.

Your striker - Paul Reid - how do you keep him on low wages when it's due for renewal

I tend to offer high singing on fees in return for lower weekly wages as its more cost effective in the long run/

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Your striker - Paul Reid - how do you keep him on low wages when it's due for renewal

I tend to offer high singing on fees in return for lower weekly wages as its more cost effective in the long run/

Exactly that. He came through the youth ranks so started on tiny wages, with generous agent and sigining on fees I've never needed to offer him huge wages. The same goes for a lot of my squad.

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This seems like an easy way around offering £100,000+ per week.

Most of my players are coming through the reserves now and are pretty easy to negotiate with. B the time they are superatrs they have my team as favoured, usually me and coaches and players.

There doesn't seem to be enough pressure by other teams for these players. I would liketo see more bids, bigger bids and transfer sagas going on. I've never had a bid above £15m for a player unless I', actively trying to offload him.

For instance, I sold Neymar for £45m to Valencia. They had no interest in him until I tried to sell him. I'd like to see rich clubs like Barcelona, Man City and and Real Madrid actively pursue players as they do in real life.

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Had a wage bill of £800-900k when i won 3 league titles in 4 years and reaching 3 CL finals in 4 years winning 1. Now 5 years on since then and wage bill is just under £1.4mil due to my top players hitting 26-28yo and need higher wages.

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Not an EPL team, but here's mine:

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Flush with cash and dozens of potential Designated Player signings if I want them...but I'd rather build up young players on the cheap.

Entering my 8th season now, and I've doubled our account from $30 million to $64 million. Now 28th in the world financial rankings at $142 million.

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Here's my back-to-back-to-back Champions League winners Porto in 2014:

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Really hoping for a fourth consecutive win as the next final will be at the Dragão!

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Won plenty of Serie A titles and Champions Leagues with Messina, world-class players in pretty much every position, with a maximum wage of £45k per week. Recently raised my wage ceiling to £70k in order to be able to sign more Italian players - was mostly Spanish and South American before.

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Wee update on this a year down the line.

I am still on the same save and am currently in 2040. My wage bill is £255,000 per week. Average wage is £4,400 and we are the most successful clun in history. Not bad.

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Once had my chairman told me he liked the wage control but not to let it get in the way of signing the caliber of player required to progress. Once in the Prem our top earner was on £11k and most first XI were on £6k.

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i'm very wage orientated in FM. i always sell my highest earners or re-negotiate my veterans to take wage cuts (i.e. totti, pizarro, etc)

this is my Roma save. "mid-table wages, scudetto-quality." i won two trebles in a row with this team, and finished one season undefeated. i finished another season 35-2-1

if i weren't a Roma fan, i would've sold De Rossi as well, putting me in 14th place in terms of wages

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i'm very wage orientated in FM. i always sell my highest earners or re-negotiate my veterans to take wage cuts (i.e. totti, pizarro, etc)

this is my Roma save. "mid-table wages, scudetto-quality." i won two trebles in a row with this team, and finished one season undefeated. i finished another season 35-2-1

if i weren't a Roma fan, i would've sold De Rossi as well, putting me in 14th place in terms of wages

SerieATIMStats_TeamStats.png

ASRomaSquad_Players-3.png

update: this screenshot is actually few months old. just recently, i sold Kjaer (€2.9m/year) and got Papadopoulos to replace him (€1.6m/year). totti/chivu also retired and i have two youngsters replacing them

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I think my net funding is 9th or 10th in the Prem with Man Utd...

That's because I've invested in youth and flogged the main 'stars'. It'll go up though as I have a 100+mill transfer budget and a wage limit of the same so, it's only now the newer stars are demanding 90-100k a week.

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I did a similar thing with Blackpool. I have become the biggest team in England and the way the wage suddenly rises is incredible. If one player has a decent wage, suddenly all the others do to; and it's hard to cope! The takeover helped of course...

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my wage's for the year...

in my first year in the prem the board gave me a whooper 70k p/w wage budget.. came last with 20 points :D

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Currently spending £7.55mil per annum, i'm 9th in the league at the moment, won the FA Cup last season and i'm dominating the Europa League group stage.

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I won the EPL on just over 200k, squad around 40.

So 5,000 average?

Anyway, I cleaned a team out, got a whole squad of younger guys, got 5th first season, won the second season.

Signed most players for 3-4 season contracts, so was spending low for some time, when re-contracts came around, some of them wanted over 100k per week, lol... I solf off anyone asking for stupid amounts, made lots of profit and signed the best young talent I could find..

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Wage control is extremely easy once the game becomes more regen-occupied. Especially if you get most of your players as youngsters and bring them through the ranks at your club.

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