The best staff to employ on Football Manager 2023

Tom Gott
Klopp & Lijnders make a good team
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You need a good team around you if you are to be successful in Football Manager 2023.

There are plenty of positions that need filling in your backroom staff, and if you can put the right band together, you'll find it so much easier to rise to the top of the football mountain.

Here are the best staff members to sign in FM23.

Assistant manager

Hermann Gerland

Moving for Gerland is an obvious move. He's unemployed early on and boasts some sublime attributes that would help him fit in a number of roles.

Peter Hermann

Hermann starts the game on the books at Borussia Dortmund. The 70-year-old looks like a great candidate because of his high judgement stats.

Peter Krawietz

A coach/performance analyst under Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool, Krawietz is open to moving up to an assistant manager role.

Brian Kidd

Kidd is unemployed after leaving Manchester City in 2021 and would make an excellent hiring for either assistant manager or coach

Marco Landucci

Juventus' Landucci is another excellent judge of talent and would make a valuable addition to your side.


Pepijn Linders

It won't be easy to convince Linders to leave his job as Liverpool assistant but the Dutchman brings some unreal stats to the table to make it worth the effort.

Carlinhos Neves

More of a fitness coach by trade, Neves has the coaching attributes to help in any department.

Hermann Gerland

If you don't want him as your assistant, get him in as a coach.

Rodolfo Borrell

Manchester City assistant Borrell doesn't actually want to be an assistant but his high wages might make it hard to convince him to come back to a coaching role.

Boro Primorac

Currently the head of youth development at Hajduk, Primorac would make an excellent attacking coach.

Fitness coach

Fabio Mahseredjian

The fitness coach of the Brazil national team, just copy and paste Mahseredjian's surname into your search bar and then sign him up.

Lorenzo Buenaventura

Man City's Buenaventura is an outstanding candidate to fill the void as a fitness coach.

Holger Broich

With a 20 for coaching fitness, Broich's credentials are obvious.

Thomas Wilhelmi

Joining Broich at Bayern, Wilhelmi excels in all the areas you want for a fitness coach.

Scott Piri

American Piri is out of work after leaving Galatasaray so he's an easy hire.

Goalkeeping coach

Flavio Tenius

Tenius is about as good as they come and he's available on a free transfer. He'll even work in your youth academy if you want.

Hugo Oliveira

Fulham's Oliveira has some unreal stats and is an obvious pick if you need a goalkeeping coach.

Claudio Filippi

Filippi is on the books at Juventus but you'll want to bring him in and make the most of his 20s across the board for goalkeeper coaching.

Alessandro Nista

Another free agent, Nista brings 16s for his goalkeeper coaching and his mental attributes are superb.

Toni Tapalovic

A long-time servant of Bayern Munich, Tapalovic is worth the effort to lure away.

Head of youth development

Roberto Samaden

Inter's youth chief has 20, 20 and 19 for the three main stats for a head of youth development. Enough said.

Pablo Blanco

Blanco isn't far off perfect either. The 70-year-old has been in his role since 1984, but could it be time for a change?

Neil Bath

Chelsea's Bath is highly regarded in his field and is believed to have been promoted in Todd Boehly's new recruitment team.

Daniele Bernazzani

Now a scout with Inter, Bernazzani looks primed to move into a head role in the near future.

Paolo Morganti

Morganti has 20, 20 and 20 for the key stats, and his low wage makes this an affordable deal to complete.

Director of football


Long regarded as one of the game's best talent spotters, Monchi has at least 18 in every key attribute for the role.

Paul Mitchell

The in-demand Mitchell is another with excellent player judgement. He's currently on the books at Monaco.

Antonio Cordon

Real Hispalis chief Cordon shares the same eye for a transfer and can be trusted with that responsibility if you want.

Fabio Paratici

Speaking of transfer gurus, Paratici has 20s for judgement and 15 when it comes to negotiating.

Sven Mislintat

Calling the shots at Stuttgart after leaving Arsenal, Mislintat is one of the most reliable directors around.

Technical director

Gabriele Oriali

Available on a free when you start the game, Oriali is a master negotiator who could build you an expert backroom team on his own.

Dan Ashworth

Ashworth has just taken up a director role at Newcastle but he'd be a great fit for whatever position you can offer him.

Abian Perdomo

Real Madrid's head of youth development, Perdomo is open to a move into the director's seat and has the attributes needed to pull it off.

Paolo Maldini

Maldini has earned a lot of praise for his work with AC Milan and could be the ideal signing for your club.

Scott McLachlan

McLachlan was Chelsea's chief scout for 11 years but is now on the lookout for a new job.


Aurelio Pereira

The veteran Pereira has a good an eye for talent as anyone on the game.

David Trezeguet

Trezeguet's judgement is almost perfect and he boasts the high adaptability needed to succeed.

Roberto Marta

With 19s in all the key stats, you know Marta can guarantee you quality.

Wolfgang Grobe

Grobe left Bayern Munich in 2020 but is good enough to work for any club on the planet.

Juni Calafat

Real Madrid's chief scout, Calafat is credited for finding the likes of Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo in recent years.

Data analyst

Antonio Gagliardi

Gagliardi is earning an affordable wage out in Turkey but is more than good enough to be part of an elite side's back room.

Peter Krawietz

If you don't want Krawietz as your assistant, he'd make an excellent data analyst.

Riccardo Scirea

Juventus chief Scirea would make an excellent performance analyst and a half-decent recruitment chief too.

Mick Court

Court has a 20 for analysing data, with his specialty being recruitment.

Michael Edwards

Edwards is an excellent candidate for the director of football role but is still open to returning to his analytical roots.


Ricardo Sasaki

The leader of Sao Paulo's physio department, Sasaki has a perfect 20 for physiotherapy.

Lieven Maesschalck

The ultimate copy and paste job, Maesschalck is the head physio for the Belgium national team.

Juanjo Brau

Brau left Barcelona in 2021 but won't struggle to find a new job with his 20 physiotherapy.

Helmut Erhard

Continuing the demolition of Bayern's staff, Erhard would b an excellent pick-up.

Bruno Mazziotti

Formerly of PSG, Mazziotti is back in his native Brazil and using his 20 physiotherapy to help at Corinthians.

Sports scientist

Ricard Pruna

Calling the shots in Barcelona, Prina has a perfect 20 for sports science.

Antonio Gomez

He'd make an excellent fitness coach but free agent Gomez is perhaps best suited for a sports science role.

Axel Busenkell

Working as both a coach and a sports scientist at Mainz, Busenkell would be a valuable addition to your backroom staff.

Michael Minthorne

America native Minthorne is on the books at Flamengo as their head of sports science.

Darragh Connolly

Irishman Connolly spent four years with Juventus but is now looking for a new challenge.