Football Manager Searching for Scouts

How would you like to contribute to your favourite football management sim? Football Manager are looking for researchers to join their network of scouts and help make the next edition of the game as accurate a possible.

Sports Interactive want experienced Football Manager gamers to research a number of English teams for future games editions and are currently advertising vacancies for the following clubs:

Aldershot Town, Bury, Cheltenham Town, Crawley Town, Dover Athletic, Eastleigh, Everton, Maidstone United, Northampton Town, Notts County, Stevenage, Swansea City, Swindon Town and Tottenham Hotspur.

Before you avid FM gamers start rubbing your hands at the prospect of making money from something you love, your reward will simply be the knowledge that you’ve contribute to making your team’s data as accurate as you would hope it to be. If it’s extra money you’re looking, matched betting websites like will show you how to make a few hundred pounds each months for a few hours effort each week.

On the subject of ‘effort’, here’s what’s required if you want to be a researcher for Football Manager. A data editing package is supplied and the researcher’s tasks include working through the player and staff data files three times a year, start of season, winter update and end of season.

You will be expected to have extensive knowledge of your team and to understand the strengths and weakness of both the playing and non-playing staff. Being a season ticket holder or regular match goer is a good start but Sports Interactive expect you to follow the progress of the reserve and youth teams, and to be obsessive about the detail held in Football Manager database.

You’ll be required to give fair and accurate ratings for players at every level from the youth team to the first team in addition to identifying the qualities of the manager and coaching staff. It will be your call how the attributes read for manager designated team formation or goal keeper’s decisions, so a sensible approach is expected - no trying to game the system in favour of your club. SI also require up-to-date information about about transfers, contract news, wages/budgets and details of the clubs financial position.

If your love of Football Manager is so strong that you are still interested in becoming an official Football Manager scout, you can find full details on Sports Interactive forum.


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