Welcome to the next edition of our Football Manager team guides and club reviews. This time CPlatts85‘s will leave the United Kingdom and look at European clubs who can be great recommendations to manage.
Give a warm welcome to the Football Manager 2020 Team guide about the fallen giant Auxerre, a club I had much fun with managing in FM19 with the transfer policy of buying home grown players under-23 to restore their glory.
Here’s the definite FM 2020 Auxerre team guide, giving you an insight to the clubs transfer budget, club vision and training facilities. We hope you enjoy it.
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- Established: 1905
- Stadium: Stade Abbe-Deschamps
- Transfer Budget: £1,291,967
- Wage Budget: £130,200 p/w (Currently spending £129,820 p/w)
- Corporate Facilities: Adequate
- Training Facilities: Excellent
- Data Facilities: Below Average
- Youth Facilities: Excellent
- Youth Level: –
- Junior Coaching: Adequate
- Youth Recruitment: Adequate
Auxerre in the mid-90’s were a force to be reckoned with. Having won the won the French Cup in 1994, followed by a League and Cup double in 1996. They then went on to win the French Cup a further two times in 2003 and 2005, but have since strugged to recapture their former glories and have slipped into becoming a Ligue 2 mid-table team. Having had players such as Eric Cantona, Djibril Cisse and Laurent Blanc play for the L’A.J.A in the past, it is only a matter of time that we see a resurgent Auxerre side in the future.
The club wants you to develop the players coming through the youth system. With excellent youth training facilities this could be quite easy to achieve providing that you can persuade the board to improve on the youth recruitment.
The club’s initial goal is to finish in the Playoffs at the end of season. Not surprising given the teams past history. It will be key to succeed in this target as anything less will be seen as failure.
The club is looking to build year on year with the end goal being promoted to Ligue 1 21/22 season. Neglecting the youth system while persuing promotion is not an option. With the club also wanting to have the best youth system in Ligue 2 prior to promotion.
Jordan Adeoti is seen as the best player in the squad. The lynchpin in midfield, Jordan should be central to all play. With his high work rate and teamwork others within the team will look to him to keeping the ball moving through the midfield area.
Kenji-Van Boto will be doing his upmost to take away the first team left back slot from Quentin Bernhard. Having been the first choice left back in the previous season he has slipped behind Bernhard for the time being. But given that he is only 23 he still has the potential to grow and improve into the role.
Hamza Sakhi at the age of 23 will be looking to make the most of his potential and become a real force within the Auxerre team. Having had a mixed loan spell at Sochaux last season it will be seen as one of his last opportunities to prove to the Auxerre hierarchy that he is going to be the star that sends them back into Ligue 1.
It wasn’t that long ago since Auxerre were mixing it with the big names of Europe. After years of steady decline, it is time for the team from central France to prove that they are worthy of being back at the top table of European football.