Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed he played when he was a player at Manchester United and it helped him develop as a manager, saying:
"When I played for Man U I relaxed by playing Football Manager.
"It's a fantastic game, I have learned a lot about football. I have learned a lot about players, especially young talent.
"It resembles real life, when it comes to who will be good players. They have done incredible research.
"...I remember thinking the same then, that I do as a manager, you want to give young guns the chance, see them develop.
"You could push a few buttons and get extra millions to buy a player. I never enjoyed that. I would rather win in spite of, than because of.
"Many of my players play FIFA and Football Manager. I think it helps them to understand football better."
I always knew it! Maybe I should apply for a front office job as well, I have vast experience in "Bundesliga Manager" and "EA Football Manager" as well and successfully competed in the UCL with Wacker Burghausen after revamping the roster!
What's even crazier, in Denmark, former Bundesliga player Fabian Ernst bought 1st division club Naestved Boldklub and he said the same thing in an interview yesterday...
He probably got a few dineros to say that...marketing,my friend.
I remember,a few years ago,article came out about how someone applied for a coaching job for some lower raking english club,with a big FM resume.
They replied,"if we appoint you,it would be hard to keep other clubs away".
When finnish national team was searching manager afte sackin Mixu Paatelainen, i thought about applying for job with my LMA and Championship manager stats (as a joke ofc) Couldnt gone worse if they would have hired me instead of Backe.