- Take over a club of your choice during the pre-season
- Pick the starting 11
- Attend Pre and Post match press conference
- Manage during the matches
- Arrange Team Training Camp
- Arrange Friendlies
- Take training sessions
What Can I Expect
This be a Football Manager Experience isn’t just a day, but a full week. The first thing to decide is who will you manage? Will it be your boyhood club, or will you go for prestige and glory and take over Man Utd? Once your decision is made, your first day begins at 9am sharp as you meet the squad and backroom staff at the clubs training ground.
On the Thursday you will be called into your pre-match press conference where you will be grilled by local as well a national (depending on the club you choose) journalists on areas such as the shape of the squad, your inexperience in management and how you plan to set up for the game.
ou’ll take training that morning, organising drills and tactics with the help of the backroom staff. You can have as much or as little guidance as you like, so if you’ve been playing football manager on your laptop for some time now and have your own ideas to bring to the table - then away you go!
After the first session has finished, you will have to sit down with your Assistant Manager - who by the way you get to choose, so it could be someone with heaps of experience in the game or your best mate. The purpose of this meeting is to arrange the friendly game that you will take the helm for. No team is off limits. If you want to give the players a real run out, and generate some income for the club you could play Real Madrid. If however, you’d rather become a local legend for the rest of your life, you invite the local pub team to the stadium for a day they’ll never forget.
Once the friendly is in the diary, the rest of the week
is filled with training and preparation. After having seen your chosen team on the training pitch for a few days, you should have an idea of who your starting 11 will be.
During the Pre-season of football in England. Generally the 1st of July to first week in August.
Anyone who has ever completed Football Manager on their laptop.
You will be allocated 5% of all match tickets to give to friends and family when you have take charge for your first game. This means that if you choose to play your friendly at one of the larger stadiums, say, Wembley, you could have a whopping 4,500 tickets on your hands. You'd certainly be on a lot of peoples Christmas lists!
Anything Else I Need To Know?
If it existed, you would be able to do this Experience Day at any Football Club in the UK. Would you go for an Old Trafford or Anfield, or are more of a cold tuesday night in Stoke type of person?