As detailed in the tactical theory Playing Systems* guide, a player's tactical instructions are instructions that tell him how he should use playing methods*.
In Football Manager tactical instructions can be given by using team instructions, player instructions, and player roles and duties.
Team instructions give tactical instructions to your whole team or to groups of players in your team. They can be used to:
Implement match strategies, which are tactics used in particular match scenarios.
Player instructions give tactical instructions to individual players and, therefore, assign tactical roles*. They are set by player roles and duties but they can also be edited manually. They can be used to:
Instruct a player to perform a positional responsibility* in a particular way to which he is suited by giving him a suitable tactical instruction.
- Oppose a tactical instruction that has been given by a team instruction for a particular player, for whom the tactical instruction is not suitable.
Player roles and duties act as tactical role templates by automatically setting player instructions, as well as by giving hidden tactical instructions in some cases.