Guest PW

Managers Contract

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Just wondered if this had happened to anyone else and if anyone had any comments on the subject.

I was manager of Utrecht in the Dutch division and was coming to the end of my contract and the board kept offering me a new one which I kept trying to negotiate and was eventually rejecting when they wouldn't agree to my terms or anywhere near them. Eventually my contract expired and I got a job with recently relegated Fulham.

My main concern with this process was that nowhere (that I could see) and at no time could I ask the board what plans they had for next season, i.e. if I signed the contract what approximately would be the wage budget, transfer budget, where did they expect the team to finish, etc.

This made the process of trying to re-negotiate extremely difficult as I had no transfer funds left and was over my wage budget (due to loan players having returned back to me). I would have been happy to accept a lower contract than I was initially asking for if the board could have confirmed that some transfer funds/wage budget would be available so I could progress the team.

Has anyone else been frustrated by this?

Was there any way that I could have asked the board theri plans for next season (seeing as we were very near to the pre-season anyway)?

If it is an issue then hopefully its one of those little things that SI could tweak as personally I didn't really want to accept the contract, wait and see what transfer/wage budgets I had, and then if not sufficient just re-start the game. For realism I like to play the game as if it is really happening.

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Never even considered this - it would be a nice feature though.

I must be honest Ive never thought about negotiating terms (other then on contract length) with a club as ultimatly the more money my virtual persona makes the less money will be available to strengthen the team and run the club.

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Unfortunately there is no way to ask the board what their plans are for next season regarding transfer&wage budgets. I think when the board are offering you a new contract it would be good to see what they intend to give you for the forthcoming season. It is frustrating that all the information you get when being offered a new contract is your wage and contract expiry.

I don't know if it's maybe been mentioned before but this could be one for the wishlist thread because I for one would like to see the board give you some sort of estimation on next season's transfer&wage budgets when offering you a new contract. :thup:

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That would be a good feature that i am sure many would use. I think more interaction with the bored should be a priority on the next FM.

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Good idea. During negotiations having the board tell you what they want to achieve & what supplies you will have.

I agree board interaction needs a bit of a update.

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You should be able to add clauses to the contract like a build stadium clause, improve training facilities.

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