Football Manager 2023 is here, which means you can jump in now and get started in your new managerial career.
Whilst you can feel the glory and sense of pride when your team is striding to victory, you'll also experience the cold breath of scrutiny from your board when things aren't going to plan.
In order to avoid an untimely sacking, you'll need to keep your managerial score high and we've got you covered for the simple ways you can do just that.
Football Manager 2023 Manager Rating
Football Manager 2023 has definitely taken the crown for the most immersive instalment in the franchise to date, but that also means that the real-life pressures of football management are reflected in the game.
Each month, you'll receive an email from the board grading your overall performance.
Depending on recent results, finances and league position, you could either find yourself in the good books or staring down the unemployment barrel.
Here are a few ways that you can keep your managerial rating in the green.
Hit The Brief
Another simple way of pleasing your board is meeting the targets set out in the club vision when you first take on the job.
If you were asked to utilise the club's youth system, then make sure some youngsters are featured in your matchday squads.
Similarly, showing clear progress in terms of league position or tactical style will also please your board, with every element of your managerial performance scrutinised to a tee.
Win, Win, Win
We'll start with the obvious, and that's simply winning football matches.
Regardless of all other components, you won't be losing your job if your side is happy and firing at the right end of the division in Football Manager 2023.
You'll receive extra brownie points for beating local rivals or higher reputation teams, so make sure your side is suitably prepared for every fixture in order to please the board.
You won't be surprised to hear that your board don't see innocent mistakes, they see green turning to red and that simply won't pass if you're going to be successful in Football Manager 2023.
You'll need to make sure you're not overspending on new signings, otherwise, eyebrows could be raised.
Similarly, selling players way below their value, or allowing players to leave on loan without a sizeable contribution being made towards their wages is a surefire way to see your rating drop and questions start to be asked.
It's not always easy keeping your superiors happy, but by following these simple steps you could certainly buy yourself some extra time.