Legendary striker Cristiano Ronaldo retired in style in the summer of 2025 but didn't leave the club, staying on as under 20s assistant manager. His retirement left AS Roma with an exciting, youthful squad as they looked to defend the Serie A title for the second time.
At the ripe old age of 39, Cristiano Ronaldo was still terrorising Serie A defences, including a clinical hat-trick against his former club Juventus. But as 2024 was drawing to a close, the striker announced his intention to retire from playing football at the end of the season.
AS Roma took Serie A by storm in 2023/24, romping to the Italian title by smashing club records left, right and centre. The challenge now was to further strengthen key areas of a team that was packed with exciting talent.
AS Roma came into 2024 sitting pretty at the top of Serie A but with lots of games remaining due to a strangely lop-sided season in Italy. And, despite dropping points in three games, they only had a narrow lead at the top.
With Euro 2020 finally kicking off today, I ran an experiment to see how Football Manager 2021 sees the tournament playing out. To warn you, there are some pretty drastic results...
Andy Selva had led his new-look San Marino side to Nations League promotion with a ream of exciting new Sammarinese youngsters.
Raith Rovers' players had etched their names into the history books and the club's folklore by winning its first-ever Scottish Premiership title and becoming the first non-Old Firm champions for 42 years.
Robí di Lathamé began the 2020/21 campaign with just 11 players in the Raith Rovers first-team squad, of which 6 were teenagers! So clearly plenty of work was needed in the transfer window.
You may have noticed that our Football Manager blog updates have been away for a while. I took some time out to go travelling and now, with Coronavirus sticking around, I thought it'd be fun to get back to the Football Manager blogging game!
Leeds United moved into 2024 on a strong run of form in the Premier League and having secured progression to the knockout stages of the Euro Cup with a 100% record thanks to striker Sidnei's incredible goalscoring form. A quiet January transfer window was dominated by the outgoings of attacking midfielder Armin Djerlek to Werder... Continue Reading →