If you are struggling to pick a team on Football Manager here’s the top 10 easiest teams to manage on FM below.
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- Premier League Wonderkids XI
- Europe’s Best Wonderkids From Every European League
- Every European Team’s Transfer & Wage Budget
- Best XI of Wonderkids From Every European League
10) Zenit St. Petersburg
League: Russian Premier League
Key Players: Hulk, Ezequiel Garay and Danny
Last season’s Russian champions Zenit St. Petersburg are both the best and the richest team in Russia. Their main competition for the title is CSKA Moscow, who lack star quality and have less to spend than Zenit. CSKA did win the title back in the 2013/14 season so they are no pushovers but it should be a relatively easy job to win the Russian title if you were to choose to manage Zenit.
Key Players: Wesley Sneijder, Lukas Podolski and Fernando Muslera
Last season’s Turkish champions Galatasaray are also the richest and best team in their respective country. This summer they have completed big marquee signings with both Lukas Podolski and Kevin Großkreutz joining the club. Their main competition comes from arch rivals Fenerbahçe, who have made major signings themselves this summer, with Robin Van Persie and Nani joining the club from Manchester United. Nevertheless, Galatasaray’s financial firepower means you should win the league with them.
League: Premier League
Key Players: Eden Hazard, Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas
Chelsea were another team on this list who won their respective league title last season. After a relatively quiet transfer window, their job of retaining the title is a difficult one but with a talented squad and extensive amounts of money to spend, if you choose to manage Chelsea you can challenge both domestically and in Europe.
7) Manchester City
League: Premier League
Key Players: Sergio Aguero, David Silva and Vincent Kompany
Despite not winning the league managing Manchester City will probably be an easier task than taking charge of Chelsea. If you were to manage City, you will take charge of a club that is the richest in the league and has the most talented squad after a very successful transfer window. City have struggled in Europe but it shouldn’t be hard to change their fortunes and compete with Europe’s best in the Champions League.
League: Scottish Premier League
Key Players: Scott Brown, Charlie Mulgrew and Leigh Griffiths
Celtic have dominated the Scottish Premier League in recent years, winning the last four league titles. The Hoops have struggled recently in Europe and look to be facing a tougher task this season with main title rivals Aberdeen looking stronger. However, it is fully expected that Celtic will win the league this season and they should be an easy team to take on.
5) Real Madrid
League: La Liga
Key Players: Cristiano Ronaldo, Sergio Ramos and Gareth Bale
Rafa Benitez has taken over a club with a practically unlimited source of finance and several world class players. Despite it being several years since Real won their last La Liga, they won the Champions League two seasons ago and have competed and come close in every competition since. If you were to buy the right players, this should be a very easy team to manage.
League: La Liga
Key Players: Lionel Messi, Neymar and Andres Iniesta
Last season’s La Liga champions Barcelona are potentially the best team in the world at the moment, therefore on paper it should be the easiest task. Admittedly, with a transfer embargo in place until January and strong competition for the league from Atlético Madrid and Real Madrid, managing Barcelona could be a struggle at first but in the long run, it shouldn’t be a difficult task.
League: Ligue 1
Key Players: Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Edison Cavani and Thiago Silva
PSG have won Ligue 1 the last three times in a row and have really started to dominate the French league. Their big transfer budget could enable you to take PSG to the next stage and start properly challenging for the Champions League.
2) Bayern Munich
Key Players: Thomas Muller and Robert Lewandonski
Bayern have also won their respective league title the last three times in a row and head into this season full of confidence that they can do the same once again. Wolfsburg have had a busy summer transfer window and look to be Bayern’s strongest competition this season. Bayern have also had a strong transfer window bringing in players like Douglas Costa and Arturo Vidal. If you take over the Bavarian club, you will be challenging for both the title and the Champions League, regardless of how good you are at Football Manager.
League: Serie A
Key Players: Giorgio Chiellini, Paul Pogba and Gianluigi Buffon
Last season’s Champions League’s runner-ups were a very strong team on the last Football Manager and they are likely to be even stronger this game coming off the back of a very successful season. Juventus have won Serie A the last four seasons in a row and look set to make it five with little strong competition coming from inside Italy. It should be very easy to win the title if you were to choose to manage Juventus and you will also have a good chance of winning some silverware in Europe, thus making Juventus the easiest team to manage.