Football Manager 2020 New Features Have Been Revealed
Football Manager 2020 comes out in just over a months time and Sports Interactive have announced details of some of the new major features, and it's all about long term planning.
The release date for the new game still isn't known but the latest version of FM is expected at the beginning of November, with the beta version expected to be available for pre-orders from mid October.
Now the new features have been revealed for this year's game, with a big focus on making sure you make a legacy at the team you're managing.
Whenever you start at a new club there's always been discussions about what you'll achieve or how but the new 'Club Vision' will also include a five year plan for any side you're joining.
Clubs will discuss club culture, ongoing objectives and the five year plan in the Club Vision screen and you'll have to make sure you hit objectives with transfers and style of play as much you have to make sure you win games.
The five year plan will be set season to season and will depend on the ambition of the club's board, and it's stature and will revolve around finance as well as success.
If your five year plan includes developing youth then this is where you want to be. The Development Centre is the hub for helping to nurture all the players in your youth teams.
Staff will highlight on the screen the players who could break into the first team, as well as players who are progressing well or who have stalled.
Advice, month-to-month progress charts, assessments on how good your youth teams and how your loan players are doing when away from the club will all be accessible in the Development Centre.
Playing Time Pathway
Whether you're trying to develop Phil Foden from your youth team or signing the next superstar from another team they'll be clearer pathway for him.
New contracts will allow you to say season-to-season how much game time players will get. So they may be a prospect with little playing time in the first season, a squad player in season two and a guaranteed started by the third season, that should stop players getting unhappy so quickly.
It'll also help with sending your players out on loan with 12 different choices for how much game time they'll be promised when leaving your team for a short spell.
You'll get help with team selection thanks to an inbox message from your staff with recommendations for who to play in your next game.
As well as that you can also get selection advice in your team selection screen, either from one certain member of staff or all of them.
You'll get more advice in the tactics screen in general too, should you want it, with more detailed analysis on how you can change your game.
There's more in depth responsibilities to choose from for both yourself and your staff and new roles to appoint like Head of Player Development and Technical Director.