The five types of Football Manager 2017 players

The game Football Manager (and it’s previous incarnation as Championship Manager) has long given armchair football fans the chance to emulate the experience of standing in the dugout every Saturday afternoon, and guiding your chosen team to glory.

As the game has developed over the years, the job has become much more intricate in it’s offering, and has increased in complexity to such a degree that Sports Interactive were forced to bring out Football Manager Classic – a dressed-down version of the game –  to afford those who can’t spend all their spare time on the simulation.

As the game has become more integrated, players will now identify with certain characteristics of the teams they like to manage. Some like the challenge of starting the game as ‘realistically’ as possible, working your way from unemployment all the way to the top, whilst others want to join Manchester City or Real Madrid, and immediately work on building their ‘dream team’ with a generous transfer budget and already-identified talent at the club.

So here are five different types of manager you will find playing Football Manager, and the pros and cons of each characteristic…


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