Let’s look at what has changed or remained the same in Assistant Manager hints and tips department for Football Manager 2014.
Also same as last year, we’ll separate beginner and advanced hints and tips.
Beginner level Assistant Manager hints & tips
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.
You can get your Assistant Manager to arrange pre-season friendly games by clicking 'Team' -> 'Staff Responsibilities' from the menubar and ticking 'Arrange friendly matches'.
You can get your Assistant Manager to renew your players' contracts by clicking 'Team' -> 'Staff Responsibilities' from the menubar and selecting the desired staff member for Contract Renewals.
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.
The relationships that form between the backroom staff can typically grow in stature over time. 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.