While everyone focuses on the players in Football Manager, one thing we care about heavily is the backroom team.
Anyone who is going to go and build a legacy at a club in Football Manager 2020 is going to need some solid expertise around him. And where do you need that expertise?
A good Assistant Manager will give you a good starting place. And having a Director of Football with the right stats is always very useful. But what about your keepers?
Here are five excellent goalkeeping coaches worth investigating in Football Manager 2020.
If you want a top quality goalkeeping coach, go for the excellent Italian goalkeeping coach in Alessandro Nista. While he might sound like an own-brand version of the legendary central defender, he’s a brilliant GK coach.
With close to 20 in all of the major GK stats and also great numbers for discipline, determination, and motivation, he’s a brilliant coach. Sure, you’ll probably need to fight to get him as part of your team, but he’s worth it.
Valero is a top-quality GK coach and should be available for the most part after Manuel Pellegrino was ejected from West Ham. He’s been around the UK for a long time and was once a major part in the rise and rise of Pepe Reina.
The Spaniard isn’t the most determined fella in the world, but his goalkeeping stats show us that he’s a brilliant coach and one who should bring on any goalkeeper in the game.
With his usual partner in crime Marco Silva out of a job, Portuguese GK coach Hugo Oliveira would make a very wise investment indeed. He’s a brilliant addition to any staff and should give you a much easier time of it when it comes to building a cohesive backroom staff.
He usually operates at a high level but should be attainable for most people who want to build a more structured backroom staff.
A great motivator and a brilliant coach all-round, he’s a must-have.
Many won’t know the name, but Tenius has been one of the best GK coaches in FM for a few years now. He’s a tremendous coach and is one of the best in the game when it comes to motivating players.
If you have a Portuguese-speaking goalkeeper who seems to have a poor attitude, then someone like Tenius can help to turn them around and give them a more cohesive grounding.
Thomas is the best GK coach you are likely to find if you are not at a major club. He’s not been involved in the club game much at all for a long time, but he should be easy enough to coax out of retirement.
Thomas has his best skills in keeping a high level of discipline, but he’s a solid all-around keeper who should consider most top-flight appointments in a good standard of the league.
So, who will you look to use to get your keepers into top condition?