Football Manager 2021 Video Teases New Features

Mourinho beware.

Football Manager is undoubtedly the premium football management simulator on the market. Primed with thousands of players, dozens of leagues and tonnes of management options, the game is a must-play for any budding Jose Mourinho. With every new iteration comes a host of new changes and improvements and Football Manager 2021 looks no different.

Released as a video through the official Football Manager Twitter account, developers Sports Interactive have shared a preview some of the new additions to the 2021 edition of the game.

Some of the first additions and tweaks briefly showed revolve around the transfers and the transfer market. Managers will be able to hold recruitment meetings with their backroom staff, as well as approaching agents about the availability of their players. The media will also have some new questions regarding new signings and whether they’ll be featuring in upcoming matches.

The video also teased new tactical options, giving you the chance to “perfect your tactics”. These look to include the ability to offer players pre-match advice such as dropping deeper defensively.

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Football Manager 2021 offers managers the power to “manage the game in more detail than ever before.” While the video didn’t fully explain how, it was littered with plenty of graphs. These included shot maps, XG (expected goals) graphs and player heat maps.

While the video was brief and details fairly sparse, Sports Interactive says that this reveal “marks the beginning of our FM21 feature drops…” With the game now just over a month away, launching on November 24 on PC, it would be wise to expect snippets of information to drop fairly regularly.

This year is a big one for Football Manager. For the first time since 2007, the game will be launching on the Xbox platform. Football Manager 2021 is confirmed to be coming to the Xbox One, Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X before the end of this year. Unfortunately for fans, it won’t be hitting the PS4 or PS5, simply because Sony didn’t get dev kits to the developers on time.

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