We're going to give you some tips on what to put in place first to start a
dynasty in Football Manager 2021.
With Football Manager 2021 out now, you probably already have some ideas in mind about how you are going to dominate. For those who just tend to hit ‘Add Manager’ and think about the foundations after the first press conference, here is a must-manage list of five things to do before you start hitting the Continue button.
How, then, can you help to start a genuine dynasty in Football Manager 2021? What should you put in place before you go to that first press conference with the assorted journalists?
Hire your backroom staff
Same as players, use your staff search to find the best possible
While you won’t be able to confirm them before that first press conference without the in-game editor, you should hire all of your backroom staff ASAP. You want at least one Assistant Manager, one Coach, one Fitness Coach, and a Goalkeeping Coach. We also recommend choosing a Chief Scout so that you can start building a genuine list of talent to start buying from.
Give out key assignments.
Once your staff are in place, it’s time to arrange responsibilities. We recommend that you look to manage the following factors:
- Set the staff responsibilities for things like coaching, scouting, and press conferences.
- Set scouting assignments, choosing countries, teams, and leagues you’ll likely target.
- Arrange your News & Social Media followings to avoid clutter in your inbox.
- Prepare Team Reports for every team in your domestic league via your chief scout.
- Request a Team Report for your own staff, both from the original staff and your new hires.
Go to your staff screen and outsource responsibilities to make your life easier.
Arrange a shortlist
Next, take the time to build a full shortlist of players. We recommend that you look to include players you already have in mind to target, as many players from the domestic league as is possible and as many players under the age of 21 that you can find. This gives your scouts a better idea of who to look out for, ensuring that you have a better scouting system in place from the first day.
Do not forget to change the default 'Don't Shortlist' option from
the scout responsibilities screen.
Evaluate your squad
Before you do anything else, such as setting tactics in place, evaluate your team. Look at what you have in terms of positions filled and actual quality. Look to pick out your top five to six players and see what formation would suit them best.
Include youth players when looking into squad depth, so you can see
which youngsters to count on in the future.
It’s easier to build a system that suits the players you actually have as opposed to trying to shoehorn the rest of your squad into a system that might not suit their individual strengths.
Set training regimes
Now, go through every member of your squad who you intend to keep and start changing their training to suit the role you see them playing. The sooner you set this in motion, it easier it will become for your players to adjust to the kind of system you want them to play.