Top 5 Lower Leagues Clubs to Manage in Football Manager 2024

Surya Kumar
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Football Manager 2024 offers a variety of clubs to participate in numerous lower leagues.
If you wish to undertake the challenge of building teams from the ground up, these five lesser-known clubs will come in handy on your managerial adventures.

Seag’s Football Manager 2024 is all set to hit the virtual shelves on 6th November and numerous fans are overjoyed to get their hands on the title and test their managerial skills. This upcoming installment is expected to be the most complete and refined edition, thanks to numerous technical changes as well as improvements to its game modes.

Although these changes are most welcomed by several players, veterans of the game are most interested in playing as underdogs by developing low-tier clubs from the ground up and taking them to the top of the leaderboards. If you are a new player who also wishes to do the same, we have got you covered with the top five lower-league clubs you can manage in FM 24. Let’s delve into it.

Top 5 Lower League Clubs in Football Manager 2024

Here are the top 5 picks if you wish to develop a club from the ground up in Football Manager 2024:

1. Oldham Athletic

This club is a part of the English Vanarama National League and it stands to be one of the most important clubs from the lot to participate in a Premier League. Oldham Athletic was founded back in 1895 and they had Boundary Park as their home. This stadium had the capacity to seat over 13,500 spectators. 

Nicknamed the Latics, this club was considered one of the founding members of the Premier League in 1992. Unfortunately, they were soon relegated to the second and third tiers. The club currently has Frank Rothwell as their spokesperson and former Everton player David Unsworth as their manager.

2. Boldkubben Farm

This Danish FC is based in the Valby-Sydhavnen area of Copenhagen. It was founded back in 1886 and it has created a rich history spanning 137 years. Frem has won over six Danish Championships and has also won the Danish Cup twice. They play their games at the Valby Idrettspark, which can accommodate over 12,000 spectators.

This Danish club is currently being trained by Henrik Gundersen as the head coach with notable players such as Kristian Lindberg and Daniel Warmbach.

3. Piacenza Calcio

This Italian club is based in Piacenza, Emilia-Romagna, and it currently plays in Serie D. After facing bankruptcy in 2012, they were forced to start from scratch in the fifth division of Eccellenza Emilia-Romagna.

They have steadily maintained and established themselves as a third-tier Italian team for over seven seasons until their relegation to Serie D for the 2023/24 season. The club is currently filled with many youngsters under the age of 21, giving you the chance to continue their vision of developing young players with huge potential.

4. Falkenbergs FF

As the name suggests, this Swedish club is based in Falkenberg and it was formed way back in 1928. They play in the third-highest Swedish league called Ettan Fotboll. Their home ground is the Falcon area which seats over 5,500 spectators.

Although they have been in a steep decline over the last three years, they stand out for their good youth and training facilities, making them a great choice as youth development saves in the lower leagues.

5. TSV 1860 Munchen

Back in the late 90s and early 2000s, this Bavarian team operated as a regular Bundesliga team until they faced multiple relegations. After being unable to obtain a 3. Liga license due to the relegation, the club saw the departure of their former president Peter Cassalette leaving them behind. This was soon followed by the resignation of managing director Ian Aye.

You can attempt to restore them to their former glory in FM 24 and operate them as a Bundesliga team again.

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Surya has been an avid gamer all his life with an emphasis on single-player titles since the PlayStation 2 era. After switching to PC, he has also dabbled in the world of Valorant ever since its beta. He aims to spread his passion for gaming through his writing.

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