FM21 ASSISTANT MANAGER TIPSYou can get your Assistant Manager to arrange pre-season friendly games on the 'First Team' section under the 'Staff Responsibilities' section within the 'Staff' screen.
You can delegate the task of renewing your players' contracts from the 'Staff Responsibilities' screen.
When viewing your squad screen you can get your Assistant Manager to pick your squad for a match by clicking the 'Quick Pick' option.
The relationships that form between the backroom staff can typically grow in stature over time. This can mean that backroom staff, who have each other set as favourite staff, may leave the club together when the manager is sacked or gets a new job.
FM21 TRAINING TIPSPlayers who are very versatile are more likely to successfully retrain to a new position.
Players who are very versatile are less likely to lose new positions they've learned through retraining when they're not playing or retraining the position.
When managing a semi-professional club, it's a good idea to try and tie down key players to full-time contracts to maximise their training time.[COMMENT:
Staff on part-time contracts have less time to train players than full-time staff.[COMMENT: Hints and Tips, Training, Beginner Level]
Intense physical training is best carried out in pre-season, before the domestic season is under way.
Too much intense physical training during the season is likely to tire your players out faster and increase the risk of injuries.
Player's attributes will naturally decrease during the off-season, when they are away on holiday or doing very little training.
Remember that your youth players are still developing and as such will tire quicker. Be considerate with your workloads when devising youth schedules.
FM21 PLAYER TUTORING TIPSPlayers can be mentored up until the age of 24 before the effect then diminishes. The effect is more pronounced at younger ages.
Players are more likely to take to mentoring when they have played fewer than 100 senior matches.
Players are more likely to be influenced by those further up the hierarchy when it comes to mentoring.
Players are more likely to take to mentoring if they have a good social connection with the players they're working with.