Football Manager 2022 Best Club Challenges: Put your skills to the best by taking over one of these teams

Football Manager 2022 has arrived, which means it's time to get started on your brand new managerial adventure.

Struggling to pick your first time in this year's game? Fear not, we've got you covered for ten of the most challenging clubs you can manage in FM22.

From financial insecurity to creating a new dynasty, we think you should test yourself by trying some of these club challenges.

READ - Best Clubs to Manage in Football Manager 2022


A fallen giant who are now overshadowed by their mega-rich rivals, now is the optimum time to revive Sunderland.

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Stuck in League One for the past few seasons and desperate for a route out, can you be the manager that lifts Sunderland back to where they belong?

The likes of Aiden McGeady and Luke O'Nien are bound to be a help in England's third tier, but you'll have to compete with other giants such as Ipswich, Portsmouth and Sheffield Wednesday if you're going to escape the divison.

Derby County

Placed into administration after years of financial mismanagement, Derby County finds themselves rooted to the bottom of the Championship with a points deduction to boot.

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With Wayne Rooney gone, you're now the manager chosen to take the Rams forward, utilising their impressive youth system to keep the club afloat.

Whether you're able to stave the tide of relegation or not, we believe rebuilding Derby could be a huge challenge in Football Manager 2022.

AZ Alkmaar

Everyone knows that Dutch football is the home of powerhouses such as Ajax and PSV, but did you know that AZ Alkmaar was once a strong presence in Europe?

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Without a league title for over a decade, can you revive this Dutch giant and get them competing at the top of Eredivise once more?

With superstar players like Owen Wijndal in your ranks, how will you balance youth progression whilst also maintaining a strong title charge each year?

Werder Bremen

Recently relegated from Germany's top tier, Werder Bremen find themselves in desperate need of a re-boot.

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The German giants have fallen far but they're certainly not down and out, and we believe that you could be the manager that can bring them back to prominence.

Whilst it won't be easy given the fierce competition in Bundesliga 2, stars like Omar Toprak and Leonardo Bittencourt could go a long way to helping your prospects.


A small Spanish club hidden in the Basque country, Amorebieta could be about to become your favourite club in Football Manager 2022.

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Whilst they may pail in comparison to their nearby rivals Bilbao, we believe you could raise this Spanish club to prominence by using impressive youth recruitment.

Spain's second tier looks wide open, can you take advantage?

Bath City

A beautiful city that evokes the ideas of Jane Austen, a successful football team is not something that Bath is usually associated with. That's where you come in.

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With strong players like Elliot Frear and Cody Cooke on your side, you're already set for a good crack at the Vanarama National League South title.

Building on your early success, could you take Bath City further than they've ever been before?


We know all about Celtic and Rangers' dominance of the Scottish Premiership, but don't you think it's time for a new player to enter the game?

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With young talents like Josh Doig rising through your ranks, can you develop Hibs into a fierce competitor in the Scottish top flight?

It may be tough, but the Scottish game is only getting better, and it may be time for another famous side to start swallowing up the major honours.

Le Havre

France's oldest club, Le Havre have become well known in recent years as the side that once homed Manchester City superstar Riyad Mahrez.

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Currently languishing in France's second tier, could you revive this famous club and reinstate them at the top level?

With French football increasingly producing some of the best talents in the world, can you turn Le Havre into a wonderkid factory?

Shamrock Rovers

The current Irish Premiership title holders, can you be the manager that raises the profile of the game across the Irish sea?

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Having competed in Europe but yet to find any great success, we think there's a great opportunity for you to establish Shamrock Rovers as a top side in Football Manager 2022.

With a solid squad and an impressive youth structure, can you take the Irish champions to the next level?

York City

Sinking like a stone in recent years, the story of York City is rather sad.

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Now finding themselves in the Vanarama National League North, you have a chance to put things right and bring York City back to the Football League.

Whilst keeping your eye on cup runs and big upsets, can you take the Minstermen to compete with some of their Yorkshire rivals?

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