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The Great Debate: Which team should I use on Football Manager 2021?

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Lewis Ambrose

It’s just two weeks until the new Football Manager is out, the beta version is already available, and football nerds everywhere are excited.

So, when we load up FM21, which team will give us the most interesting project to work with?


Lewis Ambrose

Is there anything better than reawakening a sleeping giant? There are so many options, too, but I’m a big fan of German football and when I look at the 3. Liga table right now, I see 1.FC Kaiserslautern in 18th.

The four-time German champions with a 49,850 capacity stadium and last won the Bundesliga in 1998, played a Champions League quarter-final in 1999, but haven’t been in the top flight since 2012. It’s time to turn them around.


Dan Burke

As a recovering Football Manager-aholic it’s been years since I’ve been anywhere near the game.

But last time I played it would have been around 2009, when I had an incredible decade-spanning career with Cheltenham Town.

I don’t know what it is about the bright lights of Whaddon Road (or The Jonny-Rocks Stadium, as it’s now known) that I found so alluring, but my addiction was so strong that I nearly failed my university degree.

And in a weird bit of serendipity, the Robins are now managed in real life by Michael Duff, who used to be a proper hidden gem of a centre-back on Championship Manager 01/02 – the first management sim I ever played.


Matt Frohlich

AC Milan. The biggest sleeping giant in European football.

They’ve got a long and glorious history, just not recently. The challenge is to get them back to the era of frequent Champions League finals and Serie A titles.

They have some great new signings, a squad full of fantastic players and, of course, one man out to prove he still has what it takes aged 39: Zlatan Ibrahimović.


Alex Mott

How does it sound having Gary and Phil Neville, Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes as a boss?

Well find out on FM21 and try to take Salford City up the Football League and into the promised land of the Premier League.

The Manchester United quartet have been pretty trigger-happy when it comes to firing managers recently, and expectations are certainly high at Moor Lane.

You will though, have the biggest budget in League Two and be able to call upon the likes of George Boyd, Darron Gibson and Bruno Andrade.


Joel Sanderson-Murray

I’m not a massive fan of managing a team in the Premier League but there is plenty of time for a long-term save within the lower depths of league football.

Southampton have made a good start to the season in real life, so why not to re-create what Ralph Hasenhüttl has done and take charge of an exciting Saints team.

The squad that is already there has exciting elements to it, but with the famous youth academy churning out high-quality youngsters season after season, there is a lot of fun to be had at St.Mary’s.


Pádraig Whelan

By the time the game itself comes out, the takeover of Wrexham should be confirmed – providing it goes through as expected.

Who wouldn’t fancy bringing a side led by Hollywood power duo Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney to the top?

The third oldest team in the world, they’re currently languishing in the fifth tier but it is time for a new era at the Racecourse Ground – and put a smile on ‘celebrity’ fan Bootlegger’s face!