FM 20 Touch: New features bring portable version closer to full game

The player development centre and Club Vision make Touch a superb choice this year.

Toby Durant by Toby Durant

Playing Football Manager on the go has never been that easy. Not every laptop is powerful enough to handle the game, and those that are can rarely be pulled out on a busy train to let you take on your next big game.

That’s where FM 20 Touch comes in. It is a streamlined version perfect for an iPad and a Nintendo Switch.


With a release date of 19 November, FM 20 Touch will hit the shelves at the same time as the full version, but many fans wonder what features will be in this slightly toned-down version of the game.

READ MORE: Everything you need to know about Football Manager 2020

Well Sports Interactive have a few answers for us…


Club Vision

NEW FEATURE: The board will give you a long-term plan to stick to

A new feature to the full Football Manager 2020 experience, Club Vision will be in FM 20 Touch too.

The Club Vision is an agreement between you and the board of your new team that lays out the path they want you to follow for not only the current season but even 3 or 4 years down the line.

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It is a feature that adds more realism and depth to the Football Manager world. It brings more accountability to you as a manager, but it isn’t just something you have to accept. You can negotiate with the board to make some competitions less important or play a different style of football.

Youth development centre

NURTURE TALENT: Look after your young players every step of the way

FM 20 Touch will allow you to mold a generation of footballing talent.

You can take full control of your youth team operations in a new hub. Nurturing your young stars from when they arrive at the club until they are ready to take your team to the next level.

Contract negotiations

STREAMLINED DEALS: It’s easier than ever before to get a deal done

A new interface has been bought in to FM 20 Touch to make negotiating contracts quicker and easier.

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FM 20 Touch will also include the new playing time terminology, which gives you a clearer idea of how often players expect to be named on the teamsheet and makes it easier to manage your squad rotation and keep the team happy.


Improved graphics

SCREAMER: Watch your players make magic

While not a selling point, it is nice to see FM 20 Touch update and upgrade the graphics of the match engine, which got a big improvement in the full version this year.

Redesigned player and manager models, improved lighting and overhauled pitch visuals all come together to create a more engaging experience.

Golden Generation and Dream Transfer

PERKS: Unlock extras this year

Guarantee yourself an extremely talented crop of youngers coming through at once with the new Golden Generation unlockable or transfer the player of your dreams with the Dream Transfer consumable.

READ MORE: FM 20 Mobile – New leagues, languages, & features

These are unlockable achievements that anyone can earn through playing the game, and not micro-transaction pay-to-win features, so don’t worry!

FM 20 Touch Compatible Devices

These are the iOS and Android devices that you can play FM 20 Touch with this year!


iPad Air 1 & 2
iPad Air 2019
iPad Mini 2, 3 & 4
iPad Mini 2019
iPad Pro 12.9, 11, 10.5 and 9.7
iPad (2017)
iPad (2018)
iPad (2019)

–    Minimum supported operating system is iOS 10.0
–    If you have an iPad mini and are unsure if it is compatible with Football Manager 2020 Touch, please look on the reverse for the Model Number and then visit the Apple website


Acer Iconia One 10 B3-A40
Acer Iconia One 10 B3-A40 FHD
Acer Iconia One 10 B3-A50 FHD
Asus Zenpad 3S 10 Z500KL
Google Pixel C
HTC Nexus 9
Huawei MediaPad M2
Huawei MediaPad M2 10.0
Huawei MediaPad M3 8.4
Huawei MediaPad M5 8
Huawei MediaPad M5 10
Huawei MediaPad M5 10 Pro
Huawei MediaPad T3 8.0
Huawei MediaPad T3 10.0
Lenovo Moto Tab
Lenovo Tab 2 A10-70
Lenovo Tab 4 10
Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus
Lenovo Tab 4 8 Plus
Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Plus
LG G Pad II 10.1
Nvidia Shield Tablet
Nvidia Shield Tablet LTE
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0
Samsung Galaxy Tab A2 8.0
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 T580, T585
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 P580, P585
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 2019 8
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 2019 10.1
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 9.7
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 10.5
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
Xiaomi MiPad 3
Xiaomi MiPad 4

–    Minimum supported operating system is Android 5.0 Lollipop

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