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Football Manager 2024: Five challenges to try

Football Manager 2024 is released in the UK on Monday 6th November, with fans of the franchise ready to dive into another save.

The ever-popular game allows players to immerse themselves in the world of football management, with sophisticated game-play and improved features to heighten the experience.

Keen to give yourself a new test on the latest game? We’ve listed five Football Manager challenges to try to keep your save fun and fresh:

Football Manager 2024: Five challenges to try

The Pentagon

A popular challenge for seasoned players of the Football Manager franchise, the Pentagon challenge is a quest to win each of the five leading continental competitions.

Any sides are permitted in your bid to claim the unique quintuple, but managers will need to adapt to the different formats of the continental competitions to succeed.

  • UEFA Champions League, Europe
  • CONMEBOL Libertadores, South America
  • CONCACAF Champions League, North/Central America
  • CAD Ligue Des Champions, Africa
  • AFC Champions League, Asia

Sister Club save

Sister clubs have become popular in modern football, with clubs expanding their networks to aid with recruitment and scouting. City Football Group are among the most high-profile networks running in football right now, a contingent of clubs headed by European champions Manchester City, but one that also includes New York City, Melbourne City, Yokohama F. Marinos, Girona, Troyes and Palermo among others.

Red Bull also have a well-known network, with Red Bull Salzburg and RB Leipzig under their umbrella, alongside Brazil’s Red Bull Bragantino and Red Bull Brasil, and MLS outfit New York Red Bulls.

Do you have what it takes to win a league title with each sister club?

Non-league to Champions League

A timeless classic, but one that’s not for the faint-hearted. Can you take a non-league side through English football’s pyramid and into Europe’s elite. It will take time, tactical excellence, and a little bit of luck.

Unless, of course, you’re Jay Cartwright.

The Big Five

Only one coach in history has won league titles in each of Europe’s big five leagues, with Carlo Ancelotti completing the unique feat after leading Real Madrid to La Liga success in 2021/22.

Can you match Don Carlo’s feat?

Securing silverware in the Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A and Ligue 1 is no simple task, particularly if you decide to avoid taking charge of the divisions’ traditional giants.

Add in each domestic cup – alongside the Europa Conference League, Europa League and Champions League – for increased difficulty.

Save a fallen giant

European football is currently littered with fallen giants, teams who have fallen on hard times for one reason or another.

From financial ruin to plain mismanagement, there’s a long list of clubs with storied histories who are struggling to replicate past successes.

Here’s a list of ‘fallen giant’ clubs in Europe’s top five leagues to try:


  • Leeds United (Championship)
  • Everton (Premier League)
  • Leicester (Championship)
  • Sunderland (Championship)


  • Valencia (La Liga)
  • Deportivo La Coruna (Primera Federación)
  • Malaga (Primera Federación)


  • Schalke (2. Bundesliga)
  • Hamburg (2. Bundesliga)


  • Parma (Serie B)


  • Saint-Etienne (Ligue 2)
  • Bordeaux (Ligue 2)

Read – Football Manager 2024: The 25 biggest transfer budgets

Read more – Football Manager 2024: Premier League Transfer Budgets

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