Who to be on FM22

We take a look at some of the clubs that might take your fancy on Football Manager 2022.
  • Newcastle United (England)

    Howdy Saudi! Under the new Saudi Arabian ownership, you’ll be answering to Yasir Al-Rumayyan, the new chairman of Newcastle United and chairman of the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia. Can you turn the new ‘superpower’ of football in to a dominant, title winning force? It’s fair to say you’ll have a few quid to spend along the way.

  • Barcelona (Spain)

    Messi’s time at Barcelona has come to an end. There’s a huge void to fill and a significant rebuilding job to do at the Nou Camp. With the Spanish giants in financial disarray, they’ve had to move on numerous big name players and try to reduce wages. Can you be the one to freshen things up, bring some of their talented youngsters through the ranks and build the post Messi era?

  • PSG (France)

    They’ve come close in recent years, but PSG are still searching for their first ever Champions League trophy. With a formidable front three ensemble of Messi, Neymar and Mbappé, this could well be their best chance yet.

  • Schalke (Germany)

    Cash strapped and relegated from the Bundesliga for the first time since 1988, Schalke have had to let a number of first team players leave in order to balance the books, including Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, Sead Kolasinac and Shkodran Mustafi. Can you rebuild this great club and get them back to the Champions League?

  • Celtic (Scotland)

    Seeing Rangers lift the title will have hurt The Bhoys greatly. It’s time to rally The Hoops, get back on top domestically, and break the current Champions League qualification hoodoo. New recruits Kyogo Furuhashi, Joe Hart and James McCarthy should certainly help.

  • Fulham (English)

    Fulham have become the Premier League/Championship’s best example of a yoyo club. Following Scott Parker’s departure, the role of manager is yours for the taking. Can you get Fulham back to the dizzy heights of European football? It was back in 2010 that Fulham reached the final of the Europa League, narrowly losing 2-1 to an Atlético Madrid side lead by man of the match, Diego Forlán.

  • Derby (English)

    Poor Wayne Rooney, he’s had a tough time of it as manager of Derby County. The Rams survived on the final day of the season but were still at risk of being relegated for breaking financial fair play rules. They’ve been under transfer embargo restrictions, making it very difficult for them to bolster the squad in time for the new season. Can you get a competitive squad together and steady the ship? I almost forgot, you’ll be dealing with a points deduction too!

  • Sheffield Wednesday (English)

    Following Wednesday’s relegation to League 1, players were asked to furlough by the club due to financial problems. Times are hard and money is tight – can you save this once great club? They haven’t featured in the Premier League since 2000.

  • Parma (Italian)

    The 2020/21 season was one to forget for Parma fans – they finished bottom of Serie A and were subsequently relegated to Serie B. Can you get them back up and establish them as a competitive top-flight side?

  • Spezia (Italian)

    After promotion to the top tier via the play-offs in the 2019/20 season, Spezia are playing Serie A football for the first time in their history. A 15th placed finish in the 2020/21 season means they’ll be in it again for the upcoming campaign. You’ll have your work cut out for you trying to repeat that feat though, Spezia have been banned from signing players for 4 windows for breaking immigration laws, by signing minors from Nigeria.

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