Top 25 Managers Removed!

Ok. There’s not really a whole lot to this one! I have effectively removed the top 25 managers in the world today from Football Manager 2020 to see how the footballing landscape changes in the long term.

Simply start a new game and see what dramatic changes occur without the Pep Guardiolas and Jurgen Klopps of this world having an impact.

Will ‘Big Sam’ get his chance at the big time? Will lower league manager’s be given opportunities they would otherwise be ignored for? Will someone comment about how Ole Gunnar Solskjaer isn’t a top 25 manager in the world and I’m a total moron who doesn’t understand football? Let’s find out!


Simple enough eh!? A custom database for you to start a new save with if you’re feeling a little frisky. Below is a list of the “Top 25 Managers” in football today. I have probably [absolutely] forgotten a few so please don’t send me hate mail if I’ve forgotten someone obvious.

I may add to this database over time taking it to 50 to really make things interesting, so get in touch if you think someone else should be included next time.

I’d love to hear stories about which managers get unexpected jobs too so please do get in touch and post any suprises below. I haven’t played through a save with this yet so I am really keen to see what happens in people’s saves.

Sean Dyche to PSG anyone?

Top 25 Managers Removed

  1. Pep Guardiola
  2. Massimiliano Allegri
  3. Zinedine Zidane
  4. Antonio Conte
  5. Diego Simeone
  6. Jose Mourinho
  7. Ernesto Valverde
  8. Jurgen Klopp
  9. Thomas Tunchel
  10. Andre Villas-Boas
  11. Carlo Ancelotti
  12. Mauricio Pochettino
  13. Brendan Rodgers
  14. Manuel Pellegrini
  15. Maurizio Sarri
  16. Lucien Favre
  17. Julian Nagelsmann
  18. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
  19. Unai Emery
  20. Joachim Low
  21. Luis Enrique
  22. Tite
  23. Dider Deschamps
  24. Roberto Mancini
  25. Arsene Wenger


Custom Database – Click here to Download
Link contains editor data. Place this in My Documents/Sports Interactive/Football manager 2020/editor data. Ensure this is selected when you start a new game.

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  1. badjokes

    Hi, I love the idea of this database, would it be ok with you if i use the database for an experiment video?

    I would of course link to this page for people to download the database and credit you guys in the video.



    • FM Ideas

      Absolutely you can! Just give us a little mention to help us out! Thanks for taking an interest in the site and make sure you link to your video so we can check it out too. 🙂

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