Football Manager 2019 Releases November; Removing Manager Man

Football/Soccer fans will be pleased to hear the newest rendition of the Football Manager series will release this November. However, this new entry comes with the disappearance of long-time unofficial series mascot ‘Manager Man’.

Mascot on the bench.

Football Manager is a long running series that puts the player in the role of a football/soccer team’s manager. While the games themselves are an important part of the game, players must also handle a variety of other aspects of managing a team and its players. The 2019 version of the game introduces the German DFL license for the first time in the series’ history. Publisher Sega talks a bit about what we can expect:

With redesigned logos, loads of new and improved features, and the implementation of the DFL Bundesliga license for the first time, Football Manager 2019 is set to be even more comprehensive in its realism than ever before. See the new look for the first time in this exclusive trailer.

However, one feature that will be missing is ‘Manager Man,’ the unofficial series mascot who has graced the cover of the game since 2005. Instead, the cover features, as publisher Sega describes, “a manager’s eye view of the pitch as the gaffer and players head down the tunnel ahead of a big match.”

While there are some taking this news harder than others, fans shouldn’t be worried about Manager Man. Eurogamer asked Sports Interactive about their decision, and they told Eurogamer just where Manager Man is now:

He’s currently sitting on a beach in Santorini, sipping on a delicious cocktail, deciding what his next career move will be. He’s likely waiting til Xmas to get a new job – the bonuses for keeping clubs up for experienced managers will likely tempt him back in.

Get managing some football/soccer when Football Manager 2019 releases November 2. Those who preorder the game via Sega-approved retailers can play a full beta on October 19.