Updates | Tactics | Players | Staff | Training | Squad | Transfers | Match Day
Welcome to Guide to Football Manager, your comprehensive guide to FM. Learn how to become a top manager and master tactics, training and much more.
The full contents of the guide are shown below.
Guides marked have been updated to reflect new features and changes in FM 2015.
21/06/2015: The remaining Match Day guides have been revised and updated for FM 2015 - Preparing For The Match, Tactical Planning, Opposition Instructions and During The Match.
02/06/2015: The Squad Building and Player Morale & Relationships guides have been updated for FM 2015.
17/05/2015: The Scouting guides have been updated for FM 2015 - Scouting Knowledge, Scouting Assignments, Scout Reports and Player Search & Shortlists.
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The important factors that determine current ability, potential ability and performance.
Explanations of all attributes and details of Attribute Combinations needed for different abilities.
Explanations of all personality attributes and advice on which personalities to look for in players.
Explanations of all the preferred moves and suggested types of player they can be useful for.
An introduction to staff.
Explanations of the responsibilities and required qualities of each role, including detailed analyses of the manager, coaches, scouts and physios.
What to consider when hiring a backroom team.
How to put together and maintain a well balanced squad structure.
How and why to maintain a good wage structure and when to renew contracts.
How to manage your squad's morale, build relationships and improve team cohesion.
How to manage the fitness of your squad.
How to prepare your squad effectively for the start of a new season using training and friendly matches.
How to improve your young players to reach their potential ability through Youth Training, Player Tutoring and Match Experience.
How to prepare your team for each match and select your starting line-up, and how to make use of Tactical Planning to exploit opposition weaknesses and counter opposition strengths.
How to choose team talks in different scenarios, along with a reference guide for Types of Team Talk.
Which instructions to use against which players.
How to make tactical changes in response to different match scenarios.