First released in 1992, the Football Manager (originally Championship Manager) series sets the standard for sports management simulations. You can take control of any one of hundreds of teams in dozens of leagues around the world. The depth of the game is remarkable, with transfers, stats, contract negotiations, press conferences, locker room morale, training, match management, tactics, and more to keep you busy.
Can you start as an unknown manager in the bottom ranks of nowhere and take a team to the heights of glory? Or can you jump in right at the top, and manage one of the elite European football clubs to continued success?
Post here with your questions, your stories of triumph and defeat, your ideas and opinions. Newbies welcome! The game can be overwhelming at first, so don't be shy with questions.
Football Manager 2017 on Steam
(link suggestions welcome, will develop over time)