How to Play FIFA 23 Career Mode as a Manager

FIFA 23 Career Manager Mode Guide

Learn how to create a manager in FIFA 23 Career Mode and start your career as a manager.

FIFA 23 Career Manager Mode


The Career game mode is accessible from FIFA 23 home > PLAY MODES > NEW CAREER or CONTINUE CAREER – If you haven’t created and saved a career game before, you will see “NEW CAREER.” Otherwise, it shows “CONTINUE CAREER.”

Manager Career FIFA 23


To start off your career in FIFA 23 as a manager, you need to choose MANAGER CAREER when starting a new career.

Here you have the option to either create a new manager or select a real-life manager. By creating anew manager, you will start creating a male or female manager from scratch.

FIFA 23 Real Manager


If you select “Play As Real Manager,” your manager will be chosen from the list of FIFA 23 managers ( select your desired manager from your favourite league and proceed to advance.

Select a Manager - FIFA 23


If you choose to create a new manager, you will be prompted to choose a manager avatar and continue to edit and customise your manager character. The following steps and options are included in this customization:

Edit Manager - FIFA 23

Personal information regarding your manager: Take note that you will NOT be able to change this information later:

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Nationality / Region – Country name
Edit Manager (Head & Face) - FIFA 23 Career

Here you can edit your player’s head type, appearance and features, including:

  • Face – Face types & shapes
  • Tone & Complexion – Head and face skin tones
  • Eyes – Eyes types, colours, shapes, position, separation, protrusion & rotation
  • Brows – Eyebrows types, colours, shapes, position, separation, protrusion & rotation
  • Nose – Nose types, colours, shapes, position, separation, protrusion & rotation
  • Mouth – Mouth types incl. mouth size, position & protrusion
  • Cheeks & Jaws – Cheeks & Jaws position & fullness
  • Chin – Chin size, protrusion & fullness
  • Ears – Ears size, earlobe, protrusion, helix & pitch
  • Hair – Hair colour & types (short, medium, long & accessorized)
  • Facial Hair – Facial hair types & colour (moustache, beard & etc.)

Data regarding your manager clothes:

  • Inner Top – Choose a clothing worn by your manage underneath their top clothing.
  • Outer Top – Choose a clothing worn by your manage above their inner clothing.
  • Outer Bottom – Choose a trouser.
  • Outfit Accessory – Accessory item for your manage outfit.
  • Socks – Socks types/colours.
  • Shoes – shoes types/colours.

When you are finished customising, save and advance by pressing the Options/Menu button. Then you need to select an authentic club or create your own club:

Authentic Club - FIFA 23 Career
Authentic Club

You can choose to manage an existing club from FIFA 23 clubs database which are coming from the real-life clubs. You can see the club’s brief information and history, including their transfer budget and club worth which could be important for you as a manager.

Select Club - FIFA 23 Career

Don’t forget to review the board’s expectations because failing to meet them could jeopardise your career. For example, a club like FC Barcelona is critically expected to achieve domestic and continental success, so managing such a club may be difficult while their financial resources are limited.

After choosing your authentic club, you need to customise your career settings for the following matters:

FIFA 23 Career Settings (Manager Mode)
  • Match Difficulty – Beginner, Amateur, Semi-Pro, Professional, World Class, Legendary or Ultimate
  • Half Length – 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15 or 20 Mins
  • Currency – Sterling, US Dollars or Euros
  • European Competitions – Enable/Disable (UCL, UEL and UECL)
  • Transfer Window – Enable/Disable (First summer Transfer Window)
  • International Offers – Enable/Disable (Job offers for national football teams)
  • Negotiation Strictness – Strict/Loose (Set the club and player strictness to negotiate transfers).
  • Financial Takeover – Enable/Disable (Receive an influx of clash at the beginning of your career).
Create Club in FIFA 23 Career Manager Mode
Create Your Club

If you decide to start your own club, you must enter the following information:

  • Club Info – Name, Nickname, Short name and Abbreviation.
  • Replace Team – A team from real world that will be replaced with your club.
  • Rival Team – You need to select a rival team to your club.
  • Kit, Crest and Stadium – Kit & crest of your club must be customized and cannot be taken from FIFA 23 clubs, but your stadium needs to be selected from FIFA 23 stadiums list – You can customize your stadium’s stands, pitch and atmosphere.
  • Your Squad – You need to edit your team rating, age, transfer budget, board expectations etc.
  • Career Settings – Settings such as match difficulty, half length, currency etc.

Save Your Progress

At this point, you need to save your progress including your manager info, your club and other relevant data.

Manager Intro & Press Conference - FIFA 23

Welcome to the Club

Next, you will see a cinematic scene where you are officially introduced as the club’s manager in a press conference.

Pre-season Tournament Invite

Here, you will receive some pre-season tournament invites to play some friendly matches and potentially win prize money, which could help you to increase your transfer budget for the future. This invitation can be skipped, but this could be a good opportunity for you as a manager to get to know all your players, experiment with different tactics, and get your team ready for the actual season.

You can select a tournament and see which teams you will face, the tournament difficulty, and how much prize money you could receive by winning the tournament title.

Start Your Job

You can now start your job and manage your club. On the main screen of FIFA 23 Career Mode, you can see tabs and options to manage your club and play the game. The following are the options and their functions: 

Central - Career Manager Mode

This screen is your central hub for your club. You have the following options under the CENTRAL tab to control and manage your career:

Training Day / Play Match / Advance

Using this tab, you can play or simulate training and matches, and continue your season according to the season calendar. You can simulate all your training and matches, but Remember that simulation might not have an outcome that you can get by playing training or matches by yourself.


Here you can view the standings, fixtures & results of your league and other cups & tournaments you are in.

Weekly Schedule

Your weekly schedule can be accessed here. You can change and modify your activities under this section. Team sheets and schedule rules can also be changed here. You can also access your season calendar here as well (by pressing R1/RB).


Here you can see the objectives you still have ahead or have already achieved. You can also see the objectives and priorities here.


Here you get notified regarding breaking news, world news, your club news and transfer news.


This section is to manage your squad for the following options:

Team Management

You have the complete team manage features here for your squad. Using these features you can edit and modify your squad, formations, tactics, roles, instructions and game plans.

Team Sheets

You are able to use your multiple team sheets to bring out the best in your squad. By selecting a team sheet, you can access the team management settings for the selected team.

Squad Hub

Squad Hub allows you to touch on and review your players’:

  • Status
  • Stats
  • Development
  • Financial

Youth Academy

The Youth Academy shows you the development of your club’s youngsters. Keep an eye on them and give them a chance to play in the first team when you see they are making good development.

FIFA 23 Career Mode (Transfers)

You can find players to transfer to your club here. This section has the following features:

  • Scouting Report – which allows you to scout players by seeing their list in any position or a selected position. You can also select these players from here and send them to your shortlist if you are interested.
  • Scouts: You can see a report of players from other teams and leagues that are making good development. You can manage the criteria of the players that you are looking for here using the INSTRUCTIONS tab.
  • Search Players – Search for a specific player you want to buy, load or scout.
  • Transfer Hub – Access to your Shortlist, Sent Offers, Received Offers and Transfer Listed.
  • Scouting reports for young athletes You can see the available scout networks here and also hire scouts from around the world.
  • Transfer History – A history log of your club’s transfers as well as the other clubs.

Office section has the following options:

  • Notification – All notifications from your office
  • Finance – You financial overview, reports, transactions and budget
  • Board Expectation – Expectations from your managing board including your confidence rating, youth development, brand exposure, financial, domestic and content successes.
  • Youth Staff & Youth Academy – To find new and young talent for your club
  • Edit Manager – Edit your manager appearance (Name & nationality are not editable)
  • My Career – Your career summary (Overall and by season)
  • Browse Jobs – Check out if there is any potential managerial jobs
  • National Team Job Offers
  • Resign from National Team

Under Season menu, you can access to:

  • Calendar – Your complete schedule and events.
  • Team Stats – Including in-depth statistics for all the teams.
  • Player Stats – Featuring in-depth statistics for all the players.
  • Standings – Standings and fixtures for the current season.
  • Settings – Game settings (half length, difficulty and etc).

Comments (2)

2 thoughts on “How to Play FIFA 23 Career Mode as a Manager

  1. New to the game and ps4 got my club but can’t seem to find how to play the game and mover it forward…I’m 57 and use to play Cm …need help please

  2. Same s*** different game. Undefeated in my manager career done the objectives progressively throughout the season. Yet the board confidence still drops dramatically. This is stupid and stops me from playing it because I don’t see the point if I can’t progress and will most likely end up getting sacked for no reason

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