In a press release, Sports Interactive recently announced a revolutionary “multi-year” project, aiming to add the women’s football game in the main series of Football Manager rather than keeping it as a standalone series.
However, it also stated that a release date would announce when it ensures that women’s football is represented as authentically as possible and with the level of realism and attention to detail for which the series is renowned.
Studio director Miles Jacobson explained that adding women’s football to FM will cost somewhere in millions, with the short-term returns being minimal. He made a prominent statement explaining the present scenario of football, quoting, “There is nothing to hide, that there is currently a glass ceiling for women’s football; and we want to do what we can to help smash through it. We believe in equality for all and want to be part of the solution”.
Furthermore, he expressed how he wanted to be a part of establishing the message of equity to the world, through football. We know that we are not alone in this – the historic TV deal that Sky and the BBC recently agreed with WSL in England is proof of that – but we intend to do everything we can to get women’s football to where it deserves to be.
While details are understandably slim at this early stage, we know that women’s football will become a part of the existing Football Manager set-up as soon as possible.