As in previous installment, Football Manager 2022 (FM22) will sometimes be complicated to begin. Therefore, in this guide, we’ll going to give you some useful tips to better approach your first hours of play.
The first thing that you’ll need to concern about is selecting
your club. We suggested you to take the head of a club in a championship that
you know well and if possible within a big league. If you have enough money
available in a club, you can always select a club based in
After selecting your club, you will need to pick active leagues. These may be more easily visible to you, but you should have an estimated speed of 4.5 stars. In order to achieve this, you can pick only the first division of the various major championships.
Also remember not to select "Use generated players and staff ", because if you do, all players and staff will be new characters created especially by the game. Still in the options of the configuration of your game, think also to select "Show attributes" in order to be able to see all the statistics of the players in the database and thus to be able to recruit more easily.
When creating your manager, set the mental attributes "Player knowledge" and "Young player’s knowledge" to 1. By doing these, you will be able to increase practically to the maximum. If you wish, you can skip adaptability to the maximum if you plan to stay at the same club throughout your game.
When you start in a club, don’t jump to recruit star players, because this will impact on your team's budget. We recommend that you take as many talented Wonderkids as possible to have a very interesting squad after a few seasons.
You can also take young players who don’t seem exceptional at first glance, but whom you will be able to coach so that they improve and thus you can sell them to higher prices later. In addition to young players, it will also be possible to complete your squad with free players without a contract who may be interesting to sign for your club.
At the beginning in a club, you will be given different objectives by the members managing the team. It will be very important to respect these objectives or at least the vision of the club. You can set some of these requirements on your own, but if you fail to meet the demands of your leaders, you risk getting fired.
When you start playing, you will quickly notice that many aspects of the game will need to be managed, in order to make your life easier, we recommend that you delegate as much as possible, but it is however necessary that you keep control of the following aspects.
- Take care of recruiting meetings
- Keep the management of recruitment and contracts for the first team
- Conduct tactical briefings so that you can choose the tactic that interests you
- Take care of instructions at the edge of the field and team talks in order to better manage your team during match days
In the game, it is important to manage the team on a daily basis and especially two points. The first is player fatigue, which logically involves recruitment in order to be able to rotate within your team. Ideally, you should double each position to avoid injury to your players. We recommend that you always have a young player and an experienced player for each position in your team.