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Football Manager 2020 Will Be Released On November 19th

Football Manager 2020 Will Be Released On November 19th

In an exciting piece of news for all Football Manager fans, Sports Interactive have confirmed that the 2020 edition will be released on November 19th.

Football Manager's official Twitter account posted the following tease on Monday afternoon to confirm the news many people have been waiting for.


Miles Jacobson, the managing director of Sports Interactive, also confirmed on Monday that the Beta version of the game will drop two weeks before the official release date.

"The beta for @footballmanager on PC/Mac will be released circa 2 weeks* before it's release date of November 19th." he said. "It is available for anyone who pre-purchases from participating digital retailers."

FM also posted on their official website to confirm the news.


"Put your opinions to good use and do things your way at your club this season, which kicks off on November 19th." they wrote.

"Every decision counts in Football Manager 2020 with new features rewarding planning and progression, empowering managers to develop their prospects like never before as well as both the club's and your own unique managerial identity."

So what are some of the new features on Football Manager 2020? It appears there is a big focus on making a legacy at the team you're managing.

Club Vision

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.

How the Club Vision screen looks. Image: Football Manager
How the Club Vision screen looks. Image: Football Manager

Development Centre

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.

The Development Centre. Image: Football Manager
The Development Centre. Image: Football Manager

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.

Backroom Staff

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.

Topics: Football News, Football Manager, Football, Date, FM

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some of the biggest names in sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.


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