Scouts are one of the most important staff roles in Football Manager. Without them, you might never find those gems from Peru or other far-flung places, and miss out big time.
There are loads available, although obviously, this game being as frustratingly realistic as it is, some won’t come to you for whatever reason.
This guide will aim to provide you with a range of top scouts, and although there are loads of free agents who are brilliant, there are many other scouts who you are going to have to shell out for, but thankfully there are some real hidden gems.
These won’t always be scouts by trade, but will definitely have the required stats to be a good scout for your team (usually 15+ in judging CA/PA), and will also have interest in being a scout. I should actually mention that these scouts are for big clubs from about Newcastle-level upwards.
All of these scouts have been offered contracts by my Real Madrid team as scouts, so these are the wages they want, not just predictions.
Click on the table headers (name, age, etc) for easy sorting.
You can also sort by multiple columns if you press and hold Shift while clicking the headers.
|Name||Age||Nation||Judging CA||Judging PA||Wage Demands|
|Luciano D’Onofrio||57||ITA||18||20||£10.5 K|
|Juannma Lopez||42||ESP||16||15||£1.3 K|
|Roberto Olabe||44||ESP||15||16||£2.5 K|
|Lluis Lainz||59||ESP||19||15||£1.7 K|
|Alexader Weiß||41||GER||15||17||£6.25 K|
|Norbert Ziegler||58||GER||16||16||£8 K|
|Antonio Fernandez||40||ESP||16||18||£5.75 K|
|Victor Salinas||35||ESP||15||15||£0.575 K|
|Steve Nickson||47||ENG||15||20||£2.3 K|
|Emilio De Dios||40||ESP||15||15||£1.5 K|
|Bojan Krkic||49||SRB||17||19||£7.5 K|
|Javier Vazquez||27||ESP||15||15||£1.3 K|
|Paul Montgomery||57||ENG||17||16||£0.65 K|
|Tosh Farrell||41||ENG||15||17||£0.95 K|
|John Seasman||57||ENG||15||15||£2.4 K|
|Ian Broomfield||56||ENG||16||17||£1.4 K|
|Pepe Bonet||54||ESP||17||16||£4.4 K|
|Jeff Vetere||46||ENG||16||18||£5.5 K|
|Neville Hargreaves||47||ENG||16||15||£1.5 K|
|Javi Rico||41||ESP||17||15||£1.5 K|
|Glan Letheren||56||WAL||15||16||£1.6 K|
|Txiki Begiristain||47||ESP||18||17||£1.6 K|
|Sergio Vignoni||56||ITA||16||16||£2 K|
Already Employed Scouts
|Name||Age||Nation||Judging CA||Judging PA||Wage Demands||Compensation|
|Jimmy Hampson||56||ENG||20||20||£6.75 K||£0.103 M|
|Richard||58||ESP||16||16||£15 K||£1.5 M|
|Chris Welman||37||ENG||14||14||£1.3 K||£0.02 M|
|Ramon Vazquez||48||ESP||18||15||£3.5 K||£0.32 M|
|Joe Corcoran||58||IRL||17||17||£1.9 K||£0.05 M|
|Ian Barrigan||46||ENG||14||14||£1.3 K||£0.025 M|
|Mike McGlynn||57||ENG||15||15||£1.2 K||£0.025 M|
|David Hamilton||51||ENG||17||19||£2.1 K||£0.038 M|
|Pierluigi Casiraghi||48||ITA||19||19||£18.75 K||£1.25 M|
|Martin Waldron||46||ENG||15||18||£2.3 K||£0.04 M|
|Tony Henry||54||ENG||14||14||£1.4 K||£0.03 M|
|Paul Hamilton||41||SCO||16||16||£7 K||£0.05 M|
|Mick Loughton||60||ENG||14||14||£1.1 K||£0.048 M|
|Ernie Tippett||59||ENG||14||14||£1.4 K||£0.052 M|
|Joe McLaughlin||52||SCO||15||14||£1.5 K||£0.116 M|
|Alan Miller||47||ENG||16||17||£3.4 K||£0.097 M|
|Pablo Longoria||25||ESP||18||18||£2.2 K||£0.109 M|
|Bobby Bennett||56||ENG||16||18||£1.9 K||£0.062 M|
|Everton Gushiken||36||BRA||15||16||£2.3 K||£0.047 M|
|Betinho||36||BRA||19||17||£0.9 K||£0.117 M|
|José Geraldo Mota||46||BRA||15||20||£0.675 K||£0.076 M|
|Fabrizio Giaconia||33||ITA||17||17||£12.75 K||£1.3 M|
|Leonardo Mantovani||38||ITA||18||17||£5.75 K||£0.38 M|
|Maurizio Micheli||39||ITA||16||16||£16.25 K||£1.07 M|
|Angelo Orazi||60||ITA||18||19||£17 K||£0.562 M|
|Aldo Franca||50||BRA||16||19||£0.625 K||£0.078 M|
|Tom Stockwell||32||ENG||15||15||£1 K||£0.035 M|
The active leagues I have added for that Madrid save are as follows: USA (MLS only), Belgium (Third Division and above), Croatia (Second Division and above), Czech Republic (Second Division and above), Denmark (Second Division and above), England (nPower League 2 and above), France (National and above), Germany (Second Division and above), Italy (Serie B and above), Holland (Juliper League and above), Portugal (Second League and above), Russia (First Division and above), Scotland (Third Division and above), Spain (Second Division B and above), Turkey (First Division and above), Ukraine (First League and above), Serbia (First League and above), Argentina (Second Division and above), Brazil (Second Division and above), Chile (First Division B and above).
To make this list as extensive as possible, we need people to contribute with suggestions, which will all be taken into consideration, and if it isn’t put on the list, I will tell you why not. The criteria to go on the list is that the scout has to be 60 or less at the start of the game, and has to have judging CA/PA attributes of at least 15 for unemployed scouts, and at least 14 for already employed scouts, although if you have a scout with slightly lower attributes, but a very high knowledge, that would be a very useful addition to the list. So, follow that criteria and your suggestion will more than likely be included.