The FM Teacher – A Managerial Journey to United

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Football Manager 2018 has been released, the time has come to me to back into blogging my Football Manager save. It has been some time since I properly got into a Football Manager save. Previously, I used to blog on FM Central’s website and really enjoyed a save on FM15 where I primarily attempted to take Coventry City from the miserable time in League 1 back to the glory days of being in the top flight of English football. That plan didn’t turn out so well as I was sacked by Coventry not long into the job. The save then turned into a journey where I went to whichever club would take me and I planned to eventually manage the club I support, Manchester United.

It goes without saying, of all my years playing Football Manager it was the most enjoyable save that I have ever done. So, I come to the decision that I’m going to try it again. Like the save on FM15, I will start at Coventry City who is now in League 2 and tipped on FM18 to win the league.

 

 

Coventry

trackObviously, with the start of any Football Manager save, the creation of yourself depicted as some form of an avatar is the first challenge. Aligning those dots onto your face has to be the most that I have concentrated at the start of an FM save. Then there is the task of choosing between being a tracksuit manager or a tactical manager. If I’m honest, I don’t really see why the way a manager dresses should define them but that’s the options we have. After going through the process of making my face and choosing to be a  tracksuit manager I’m set and ready to go.

Manager

Once I’ve created what seems to be a lookalike of myself, its’ on the managerial profile. At the start of this save, I’m going to start from the bottom and as the save moves forward, I’ll aim to take a few of the coaching badges to improve my managerial attributes.

 

Coventry City: A Background

History

Coventry is my local team and really if many football beliefs are to be followed should be the team that I support. As much as my Mother may have tried when I was young. The memory of the Class of 92 being developed attracted me towards Manchester United. But still, I follow Coventry City and have felt sorry for the downfall in recent years. League 2 is not where Coventry City belong, but it’s going to take a lot to get them back to the Premier League. Can I be the manager to take them back to the heights of the Premier League? Well, we’ll have to wait and see.

Current real-life club owners Otium Entertainment Group, linked with previous owners SISU, who has run the club like a school child selling chewing gum at school. Poor business plans and decisions have made Coventry City a club in which the fans will protest to get the current owners out of the club. The club’s owners have spent more time appealing court cases than they have running the football club. At the moment in time, the club has no idea where they are going to be playing their football next season. There is a very limited budget to spend on players. One glimmer of light is the matter if the youth teams. They are signs that the youngsters could help the team in the future.

Can I be the manager to take them back to the heights of the Premier League? Well, we’ll have to wait and see.

More to come

In the next post, I will look at the current players and staff at the club and attempt to build the main tactic which I hope to use in this first season with the club.

 

 

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