Football Manager 2022 Tottenham Team Guide: Take Spurs back into Champions League contention

Football Manager 2022 has arrived, giving you the chance to step into the manager's hot seat and begin your new rollercoaster career.

Tottenham are in an awkward state of flux, with the London club desperate to build a team worthy of their impressive stadium.

By following this guide, we believe you can take Tottenham back into European contention and finally clinch that elusive piece of silverware.

Club Vision

Thankfully, the expectations at Tottenham aren't as high as clubs like Manchester City or Chelsea.

Instead, you're expected to play an entertaining and attacking style of football, develop the club's youth prospects and compete at the right end of the table.

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One of the biggest aims for the Tottenham hierarchy is to see the club back in the Champions League, with a top-four finish expected in your first season.

It may be difficult, but you'll soon find out that managing Tottenham in Football Manager 2022 could be more fun than it first seems.


Spurs possess a number of talented players within their squad, with strikers like Son and Kane providing an impressive platform for any attacking side.

We recommend deploying a 5-2-3 formation at White Hart Lane, using a fluid counter-attack tactical style to allow your side to soak up the pressure from stronger opposition.

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With flying full-backs and a solid midfield trio, we believe this formation could be the key to success for Spurs in Football Manager 2022.

Top Players

There's some world-class talent in the Tottenham camp, but that calibre of player isn't found consistently enough within the squad.

Whilst these three players may be the obvious picks, they are the clear foundations on which you can build a talented Spurs side.

Harry Kane

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He may be a wantaway striker, but there's no doubting that he's also one of the finest options available in Football Manager 2022.

A dominating striker with so much talent, can you make sure Harry Kane doesn't retire without a major trophy to his name?

Heung-min Son

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Kane's counterpart who can be just as talented on his day, Heung-min Son is the silky superstar with a joyful smile and a world-class ability.

His pace and composure in attack are enough to scare any defence and we believe him and Kane could be a phenomenal strike partnership.

Sergio Reguilon

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Bought from Real Madrid and already making good in-roads at White Hart Lane, Sergio Reguilon is has been a standout performer in recent times for Antonio Conte's side.

A flying wing-back who has a good delivery and near-perfect stamina, we think it's vital that you play to the Spaniard's strengths.

Young Prospects

One of your main goals at Tottenham is to develop the club's young prospects and we've picked out two of the finest examples to make your life easier.

With both of these youngsters sitting at a young age, they have HUGE potential to grow.

Dane Scarlett

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A talented wonderkid who appears to have the statistical combination of Harry Kane and Heung-min Son, Dane Scarlett could be a big player for your Tottenham team in Football Manager 2022.

Whether you're willing to throw him straight in or would rather give him time to develop, we think you need to keep a close eye on Scarlett's development.

Alfie Devine

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Another hotshot wonderkid ready-made to make the step into the Tottenham first team when the time is right, Alfie Devine is another youngster you should be keeping a close eye on.

Combative and sharp, this young man has all the credentials to become a future Tottenham legend.


You may be surprised to hear that the Tottenham board are giving you £100 million to spend at the start of Football Manager 2022, and that's not on the condition that you sell Harry Kane.

Whilst we still recommend selling some deadwood in order to thin out your squad, there's certainly money to play with at White Hart Lane.

Who to Sell

There are some fringe players at Tottenham that simply won't cut the mustard when it comes to challenging for the Premier League top four.

Unfortunately, Dele Alli is certainly one of those players and it may be best for everyone if the former MK Dons talent seeks pastures new.

Matt Doherty and Ben Davies are two other players we would recommend moving on as there are simply better options available to you.

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Selling these three could see you generate roughly £50 million that can be put straight into your already impressive transfer kitty.

Who to Sign

There are some great options out there and Spurs' healthy budget makes them realistic options.

Kalvin Phillips would be our number one suggestion, with the Leeds United man offering dominance and composure in midfield.

Benjamin Pavard and Nordi Makiele are another two players that would add solidity to your backline, with the latter able to operate as the perfect wing back.

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Our final suggestion would be Marcus Thuram, with the son of a legend able to operate out wide or through the centre as a dominant striker.

A Team Fit For the Venue

With money to spend and ambitions to achieve, Tottenham Hotspur may just be one of the most exciting teams to manage in Football Manager 2022.

Solving the Kane conundrum will be your biggest challenge, but there's no doubt that you could be primed for silverware if you follow our simple guide.

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