Soccer Manager 2023 is the new addition to the Soccer Manager (SM) series released by Invincible Studios Ltd. Become a manager for your favorite soccer team and play in the league of your choice. Soccer Manager 2023 allows you to have the complete experience of being a part of a professional soccer club. The game offers everything from managing players, tactics, squad development, finances, transfers, and more.
For starters, Soccer Manager is quite different from the usual sports games, as here you deal more with the organization’s management and less with actually playing the soccer matches.
Concoct various strategies and tactics to help your team win matches. Coach your team and develop your core players to rise to the top of the league and compete with the best clubs worldwide.
Once you open the game, you will be given two options:
- Create club
- New Manager
Choosing to create a club means that you will be making a brand-new soccer club from scratch to compete in various leagues. You need to design jerseys, assign a manager and decide on a club name and logo. Soccer Manager 2023 does a fantastic job of making this option as immersive as possible; you can choose from various sponsors and investors to get more funds for your club. This option allows you to experience being an owner of a Soccer Club.
Choosing to be a new manager means that you would be hired as a manager for the soccer club of your choice. Here, instead of starting from scratch, you can be appointed to a well-established club with your favourite players.
Soccer Manager 2023 offers a very straightforward user interface, allowing its players to act like managers and look around various aspects of the club in detail. However, this may be a little overwhelming for beginners, so here is a quick overview of the interface.
Once you have selected the team you want to manage, the main menu pops up. The main menu mainly consists of the basic overview of the things happening in Soccer Club, such as:
- Pending Tasks, Inbox, and World News.
- Schedule details for the upcoming matchup
- Training, Scouting, and other activities of the club
There is a “Continue” option on the top right corner of the screen for players to proceed with the scheduled match.
Here players can see their “Manager Traits”; these traits can be improved using manager points. Improving manager stats will help strengthen the team and even enhance the quality of sponsorships.
Board Confidence and Fan Confidence increase or decrease depending on the club’s performance. Season objectives and Club objectives can also be viewed here.
Lastly, the Manager Record, the overall win rate of the club with you as the manager, can be viewed in the Manager menu.
Squad and Tactics Menu
Get a complete list of all the players signed to the club and a list of all the players loaned out to other clubs. This list helps you get to know all the players individually, along with their stats, team chemistry, morale, and other factors. As a manager, this allows you to identify who to keep and who to transfer.
This is the most fun part of Soccer Manager 2023. Tactics menu mainly deals with the coaching aspect of the club. Here you devise formation strategies, playstyles, and player roles. Important information about the upcoming fixtures can also be found here.
Here you decide how your club plays its matches, whether they are defensive-minded or offensive-minded. You can improve the team’s performance by choosing players that increase team chemistry.
There is an “Auto-Pick” option for new players, which will select the team for you.
The Finance menu deals with all financial projections of the club. A profit or loss projection is given based on the club’s current events and performance. In addition, a detailed view of all the outlets of income and expenditures of the club is provided every week.
This aspect lets the players have a clearer picture of the club’s important performance and smart contracts.
Players can use the money earned through winning matches and sponsorships to improve the infrastructure of the Soccer Club. In Soccer Manager 2023, you can only enhance players by training them. The Club infrastructure includes:
- The Youth Academy: Here, young players can be developed and analyzed for their potential growth.
- Club Zone: Sign sponsorship deals with various companies to get another club income source.
- Scouting Network: Here, you can assign scouts from your club to look for potential new players that are willing to sign with your club or are available on the market.
- Stadium: The stadium is where your club plays its home games.
- Training Facility: You can develop your team, make them do drills, and get a training report on all the players.
Soccer Manager 2023 is a complex and strategic sports game on mobile. This game can get overwhelming, new and old players alike, but with the help of this walkthrough guide, you can get a clearer picture of what all the game has to offer. Take over your favourite Soccer Club and lead them to victory.