What’s new in Football Manager 23 and what it means for you

Get your team in formation.

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The top-tier, in-depth coaching coach simulator is about to kick off with Football Manager 23 arriving on PCs and consoles Nov. 8 this year. Fans of hyping up their squad can rejoice as the newest edition of Football Manager is bringing in updates galore.

Not much has been divulged from Sports Interactive about FM23, and so fans are eagerly awaiting any possible info the devs will provide ahead of release.

Here’s everything about Football Manager 23 we know so far.

Juventus to replace ‘Zebre’

Zebre could be a thing of the past, with rumors have been surfacing of the possible return of Juventus as a playable club, and with Konami announcing that eFootball’s license is ending with the squad, there’s a strong chance that Juventus could be popping back into the list of teams.

UEFA branding comes to Football Manager

Among the list of changes, the new addition of the UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Europa Conference League, the UEFA Europa League, and the UEFA Super Cup will surely spice up the selection process. UEFA, Sports Interactive, and Sega have all agreed to include them in the upcoming Football Manager title.

Rejoice, FM fans—you won’t need mods for those deep UCL runs.

“Go Even Bigger” with FM23

FM23 released an “Announce” trailer last week, showing a sneak peek of the title, praising the fans who’ve helped it progress to its current state, and promising them the chance to “go even bigger” with this year’s new Sports Interactive title.

Watch the full Announce video from Sept. 9 here.

Football Manager paired with SEGA, the video game publisher, in 2004 and has grown in popularity significantly over its lifespan. The title positioned itself as an in-depth alternative to the football manager systems in rival football titles like FIFA.

Football Manager 2023 will release on PlayStation, Xbox Series and One, and PC.