It is possible to keep up with all the transfer gossip and rumours for each league. To find out the latest news and reports simply go to the relevant league screen and click the 'Transfer Rumours' sub-tab under the 'News' tab.
Your assistant manager will give you up-to-the-minute feedback when in a game, providing analysis on tactics, performance, statistics and his pre-match observations.
The relationships that form between the backroom staff can now be stronger. This can mean that backroom staff, who have each other set as favourite staff, may leave the club together when the manager is sacked or gets a new job.
When viewing your squad screen you can get your Assistant Manager to pick your squad for a match by clicking the 'Ask To Pick' option from the 'Selection' button.
You can get your Assistant Manager to renew your players' contracts by clicking 'Team' -> 'Team Policy' from the menubar and ticking 'Contract renewals handled by Assistant Manager/coach'.
You can get your Assistant Manager to arrange pre-season friendly games by clicking 'Team' -> 'Team Policy' from the menubar and ticking 'Arrange friendly matches'.