Football Manager 2018 Mobile launches on Play Store with improved UI, US leagues and more

The latest yearly instalment of Sports Interactive’s life-sucking football management sim (that’s soccer to those in the US!) is now available on the Play Store. Football Manager 2018 Mobile is one of three versions of the game launching this November alongside the full blooded PC/Mac edition and the latest entry in the tablet-friendly Football Manager Touch series.

Android tablet users may want to wait for the slightly more feature-packed Football Manager Touch 2018 that’s set to launch on November 24th, but if the call of the digital dugout is too loud to ignore you’ll be glad to hear that the mobile version has some new upgrades over its previous iteration.

The most obvious change is an updated user interface which makes picking formations, selecting players, and generally navigating the game’s smorgasbord of menus much simpler and quicker.

Publisher Sega has also confirmed that this year’s mobile version boasts the largest player database so far, with around 21,500 players across dozens of leagues – including, for the first time, leagues based in Korea and the US. Other feature additions include the ability to build your team a new home stadium, improved team reports, youth player scouting, and female managers.

You can pick the game up for $8.99, although be warned that it does come with F2P-style microtransactions on top of its initial price tag. This isn’t new to the series though and it does seem like the game can be fully enjoyed without spending any extra. The in-app purchases range from $0.79 to $14.99.

Are you ready for another season of Football Manager action? Click the Play Store link below to get started and let us know how your team gets on in the comments.