The long-awaited FM24 Beta is available to all who have pre-ordered the game, and many fans can't wait to get stuck into a brand new save, but where and who are two big decisions for any budding manager. This article will look at five options to whet your appetite and inspire a long-term save.
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1. Bradford City
Now in their fifth year in League Two, the Bantams narrowly missed out on promotion to League One last season after losing to Carlisle United in the first round of the League Two play-offs, the score finishing 2-3 over the two legs. The in-game Media prediction has Bradford finishing 5th in the league, but Mark Hughes could not steer the club to promotion and back to the Premier League, where the side once played with England's elite. Could you be the manager to take this club back to the top?
2. Scunthorpe United
Scunthorpe, another English side that has slid down the football pyramid, was a Championship side up until the 2010/11 season. The ownership situation has worsened the Irons steady decline in recent months. Still, with the club's boardroom issues now resolved, local businesswoman Michelle Harness hopes the club, under her watch and your guidance, can climb back up from the sixth tier of English football and make the leap to the big time.
3. AS Saint-Etienne
Saint-Etienne was recently relegated to Ligue 2, and for a club that has won 10 top division titles and challenged for European honours in the past and needs someone to inspire them to their former glory. Les Verts have quite a youthful squad and have been known in the past to bring through some very talented players, so could you use this to push Paris Saint-Germain for dominance in Ligue 1?
4. HSV Hamburg
Hamburg has been through their fair share of struggles and mishaps in recent years, not only being relegated for the first time in the club's history to the Bundesliga 2 back in the 2017/18 season but a massive data breach when a backpack was found in a local park containing player and staff wage details. The Rothosen were famed for their clock that counted the time it had been in the top tier of German football. Unfortunately, getting it started again by winning a promotion is a considerable challenge. Could you be the manager to get the clock back ticking?
5. FC Sochaux-Montbéliard
Financial issues have seen a once top-flight regular, FC Sochaux, relegated to the French National League. Les Lionceaux has a squad laden with youth talent and some brilliant facilities for the league level. Promotion is the expectation, although there may be intense competition from Nîmes and Dijon, both previously playing in the top tier of French football. Are you the person to turn around the fortunes of this once-great club?
There are five save ideas to get you started on your FM24 journey, hopefully on a path of success and trophies. For more Football Manager 2024 content, stick with Ginx.TV.