The more cynical among you out there may hypothesise that the new Champions League format is the natural first step towards the European Super League. So we tested out a new format in our first FM23 Experiment.
José Mourinho may consider himself "the special one" but there was no doubting that Roberto Nascimento da Silva Lazaró was "the great one."
Robinho Lazaró wrapped up the 27th league title of his long and distinguished Football Manager career as his AC Milan side won Serie A in 2057/58. His next task was to keep developing the club's exciting young prospects and defend the Scudetto.
Having just won probably the easiest title in La Liga history, a brand new challenge emerged as Robinho Lazaró looked to address the crippling debt at FC Barcelona in the summer of 2052.
Despite a very dubious financial situation, Robinho Lazaró appeared to be living up to his reputation as a "title specialist" in his first six months in Barcelona.
Robinho Lazaró became the second-most successful South American manager of all-time after he led Liverpool to the Premier League and Champions League double.
Football fans have long debated how the Old Firm of Celtic and Rangers would fare if they competed in England. So we decided to use Football Manager 2022 to settle the debate by moving both clubs into the Premier League.
A maiden Premier League title defence hadn't started overly well but a strong end to 2036 saw Bolton Wanderers slash the gap to early pacesetters Arsenal and Tottenham.
A strong first season with Borussia Dortmund flowed straight into a big summer of football with England in South Korea. But I'd doubled up my international commitments by keeping a close eye on bringing in new talent to bolster the Dortmund squad.