Here are the top 5 sugar daddy clubs to manage in FM20. Please keep in mind that the list contains only a maximum of 1 team in a league.
Before moving on to the list, let us understand what a sugar daddy is (in FM terms). Any chairman who is willing to invest large sums of money into the club to fund its growth can be classified as a sugar daddy chairman.
The sugar daddy owner/chairman is of 3 types. They are;
- Front End/Foreground – The sugar daddy everyone wishes in their club, this is the type of chairman that is willing to throw money into the club for new infrastructure and players.
- Backend/Background - A background sugar daddies primary focus is taking care of club stability and financial health. You may get investment towards promotion or growth within your own league but don’t expect much.
- Underwriter/Expects Returns – This is the most common type of sugar daddy owner in the game and will wipe out bad debts and generally improve the financial stability of the club but will be expecting the club to provide funds/returns in the future.
In this article, we will only be focusing on the Front end/Foreground sugar daddy clubs since that is the dream for most FM managers.
It will come as no surprise to football fans that the first team on this list are Manchester City. Man City are owned by the City Football Group and the chairman Sheikh Mansour is notoriously famous for funding massive surge of players in the last decade. The Abu Dhabi based group is very aggressive in improving the quality of the club and have pumped in millions of pounds in investment towards the betterment of the club. Today, Man City are one of the most feared clubs in Europe that boast of some of Europe’s most talented footballers. Although, Man City currently have run into some trouble with UEFA, they still remain as one of the best sugar daddy clubs to manage in the game.
The 2nd obvious candidate on this list, PSG are owned by Qatar Sports Investments. Their chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi is extremely involved in the clubs affairs and is willing to spend a fortune to bring the best players into the club. PSG have risen as easily the most dominant team in Ligue 1 and are now amongst the best teams in Europe. Boasting of some of the players in the game, PSG will be a dream sugar daddy club for most FM Managers.
LA Galaxy are the 3rd team on this list. Owned by the Anschutz Entertainment Group, they are one of the most dominant teams of the MLS. Owner/Chairman Philip Anschutz is an avid sports man having stakes in the most dominant NBA team LA Lakers. It will be a good challenge for FM Managers who are looking for a change from the normal European football by managing a team in the MLS.
A very recent entrant in the Sugar Daddy list, UD Almeria were purchased by Turki Al-Sheikh, a minister at the Royal Court of Saudi Arabia. With their recent “oil money” and an owner determined to take Almeria to great heights, this would certainly pose an entertaining challenge for many FM Managers. Almeria are referred to as the “Man City of Spain” and under a talented manager they could even surpass what Man City have achieved, challenging the football giants of La Liga.
Although an unknown entrant on this list, Famalicao recently shot to success after their promotion into the Portuguese Primera. The club is owned by Idan Offer, who recently acquired 85% stake in the club. Big things are expected out of Famalicao after the new ownership and they have said to have ramped up their youth system massively. This could pose an interesting challenge for many FM managers to make a relatively unknown club into a European powerhouse.