The 20 best coaches in Football Manager 2018
Whether you need to implement a philosophy, don’t fancy getting stuck in on the training ground or just want to bolster your backroom, you’ll need top-quality coaches to help you succeed in Football Manager 2018.
From the best goalkeeping coaches to cheaper options for those with barely two pennies to rub together, these are the best coaches available in-game.
Inaki Bergara, 5/5
Would suit: Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Manchester City
Roberto Martinez’s trusty keeper lieutenant is available on a free at the start of the game, as his role with the Belgium national team gives him free rein to help out a club. His wage demands are relatively expensive but you’ll get (comfortably) the best goalkeeping coach in the game for your troubles.
Paolo Magnani, 4/5
Would suit: Inter Milan, Everton, Valencia
Magnani leads the way as the best of the rest in terms of goalkeeper coaches, with high goalkeeping coaching stats across the board complemented by strong motivating and man-management stats to ensure there’s no slacking off on the training ground. His £110k compensation package might prove a stumbling block, though. For cheaper options, try Renzo Casellato or – bizarrely – Bristol City scout Mervyn Day.
Tony McAndrew, 4/5
Would suit: Arsenal, Borussia Dortmund
Aston Villa’s McAndrew may not have the best outright Defending coaching attribute in the game, but you’ll struggle to find better all-round options. Handily, he’s also a terrific scout. Slightly cheaper options include Fabio Moro and ex-Ipswich player Richard Naylor.
Miguel Grau, 5/5
Would suit: Any team
The best coach in the game? If he’s not, he can’t be far off it. Grau excels in several areas, but his 20 for Motivation and Determination paired with 18 for Defending sounds like Tony Pulis’s fantasy man. He’s only 33 too, so he’ll be by your side for decades to come... should you wish.
Tony Whelan, 4/5
Would suit: Liverpool, Bayer Leverkusen, Napoli
The man who helped oversee the rise of Marcus Rashford is bound to have something about him from an attacking perspective. While probably better as a youth coach, the mental side of his game can help many a senior player reach their true attacking potential.
Rodolfo Borrell 4.5/5
Would suit: Real Madrid, Barcelona, Chelsea
If Pep Guardiola thinks you’re good enough for his backroom staff, the chances are that you’re pretty handy. If you can get over his wages and £1m (!) compensation, you’ll have yourself one of the finest attacking coaches in the game. Seek out Joao Tralhao and Mark Sale if you want someone who won’t break the bank.