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.
Seventy years ago, 38-year-old fledgling Roberto Nascimento da Silva Lazaró departed his hometown Medellín to begin his quest to become a Football Manager. Most the kids he grew up with on the streets scoffed and mocked, but Robinho Lazaró very much had the last laugh.
José Mourinho may consider himself "the special one" but there was no doubting that Roberto Nascimento da Silva Lazaró was "the great one."
A couple of months off thanks to the Winter World Cup saw AS Roma's players return looking to consolidate their place in the Champions League qualification places.
Our time at AS Roma on Football Manager 23 began in a strange fashion, playing lots of away matches, banging loads of goals, getting a lot of injuries, not spending any money, but also losing two of our first five league games.
We're headed to the Italian capital to take on one of the city's big two. And the Special One, José Mourinho, finds himself The Unemployed One as we take his position at AS Roma.
Unless you've been living in a cave for the last couple of weeks, you'll know that Football Manager 2023 will be out on 8 November. Check out our 23 teams to manage on FM23!
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.
AC Milan's strong start to the 2057/58 campaign saw the club's board dish out a new one-year contract that nearly doubled 73-year-old manager Robinho Lazaró's wages to £95,000-per-week.