A FM15 Club Recommendation on 10 Clubs To Start A Career With
Football Manager 2015 has been out for nearly a month now. Some are enjoying the game, while others has given us the feedback that they struggle to find a club to manage which builds on the excitement, not only by hunting for trophies or developing youth, but also lets them able to recreate certain playing styles.
Today our author Becks hands you the top 10 Football Manager 2015 clubs to manage. His personal FM15 club recommendations will let you be able to discover the benefits of starting a career with any one of these clubs.
He has based his recommendations after clubs’ starting transfer budget and squad.
We encourage you to share your recommendations on interesting Football Manager 2015 clubs to manage in the comments field below.
Every year there are some teams who look more attractive to the average FM player than others and in this article you’ll see my recommendations for the most interesting teams to start a career with in Football Manager 2015. This is an article for all of you waste your time wondering which team to choose instead of actually playing the game. Here are my recommendations:
1. Manchester United
I guess it’s not a surprise that Manchester United feature on this list. After the last season’s disappointment United splashed the cash during the transfer window and managed to sign some great players like Marcos Rojo, Luke Shaw, Daley Blind, Ander Herrera, Angel Di Maria and Falcao but their defense still doesn’t look good enough. At the start of the game you have a £60m transfer budget to improve your squad and the biggest challenge will be fitting all of your offensive players in a tactic that doesn’t weaken the defense of the team. Can you bring Manchester United back to the glory days?
After selling their best players in the summer many doubted that Soton will be able to improve their position from last season because their new signings didn’t have any Premier League experience. But so far in real life they’ve been performing above expectations and surprising everyone with the quality of their play. Their squad is very balanced and players like Graziano Pellè and Dušan Tadić have the potential to be key players for you. In addition to that you have £14m and many good young players just waiting for a chance to impress. It’s up to you what managing methods will you choose.
After selling Luis Suarez to Barcelona The Reds had to find someone to fill in the huge gap left by the Uruguayan striker. Instead they choose to spend the money and straighten their squad in all areas and many believe that was a mistake. If you chose to challenge for the title you’ll have around £20m to spend and the decision on who you’ll spend them is yours. After last season the expectations will be high and a top 4 spot should be considered a minimum and many teams have the same aspirations so it won’t be easy. The biggest challenge will be to fit in the new players in the squad.
4. Atletico Madrid
They won the Liga BBVA and reached the Champions League final last season, so now Atletico will be looking at least come close to these achievements. Diego Costa, Filipe Luis and Thibaut Courtois departed for Chelsea but the club signed replacements in Miguel Moya, Jan Oblak, Guilherme Siqueira, Cristian Ansaldi, Antoine Griezmann, Mario Mandžukić and Alessio Cerci. You also have wonderkid Angel Correra, whom many of you know from FM15. The squad is filled with good players and you don’t need many transfers if any at all but can you outsmart the giants Real Madrid and Barcelona and win the title two times in a row?
5. AS Monaco
Another club that sold their star players in the summer but they still have quality options in the likes of Joao Moutinho, Dimiter Berbatov and the young talents Kondogbia and Lucas Ocampos. The transfer kitty of £42m will certainly help you buy the needed players in order to compete with PSG, Marseille and Lyon for the league title. You’ll also need to perform in the Champions League, which means a bigger squad will be needed for you to have fresh players for every game.
6. Borussia Dortmund
After the terrible start Dortmund have had to the season, many Football Manager players think they can do better but the transfer budget of £4m will quickly burst their bubble. Although the club sold Robert Lewandowski to their biggest title rivals Bayern, they still managed to get in some decent players like Shinji Kagawa, Ciro Immobile and Adrian Ramos. Your biggest problem at the beginning of the game will be the injuries of Marco Reuss, Ilkay Gündoğan, Jakub Blaszczykowski and Nuri Şahin so you need to figure out how to replace them.
This one is a little bit harder and you’ll need more experience in Football Manager if you want to succeed. You practically have no transfer budget and the wage budget is negative so you need to be careful and manage your finances. Their squad isn’t that bad and players like Van der Vaart, Lasogga and Holtby will surely provide enough attacking threat but can you fix the club’s leaky defense and bring back the glory days to the club?
8. AS Roma
After an impressive start last season Roma couldn’t keep up with Juventus and eventually lost the title battle to the Turin side. Now they are eager to try again and without their best defender Mehdi Benatia it won’t be easy for sure. Add the injury of Kevin Strootman and you’ll have to spend the £6m transfer budget very wisely if you want to have good shot at winning the league. But with players like Miralem Pjanić, Gervinho, Mattia Destro and Francesco Totti you have the quality needed to at least provide a challenge to Juventus.
9. Melbourne City
If you prefer more exotic teams then Melbourne City is the right choice for you. Your most famous players are David Villa, Robert Koren and Damien Duff and the biggest rivals are Melbourne Victory. The club is Manchester City’s parent club, so that means money won’t much of a problem for you. You need to check out the league rules though, because they are different than the ones they have in Europe for example.
10. Nottingham Forest
For all of you who want to start from the Championship but quickly get promoted to the Premier League look no further – Nottingham Forest is the right club for you. They have a transfer budget of £6m which is huge for the Championship, plus you already have good attacking players in the likes of Britt Assombalonga, Michail Antonio and Andy Reid in your side to lead you to promotion.
Here are my personal Football Manager 2015 club recommendations, which I hope will help you pick an interesting team to start a career with, no matter if you’re an experienced player who is looking for a challenge or a beginner who is making his first steps in the game.
If you know other teams who are interesting to manage you can share them in the comments below.