We can’t relive the past, but we can forge the future with the best Italian teams to manage in Football Manager 2021. Don a suit, boot up that computer and practise your best Italian accent.
This top 3 includes one fallen giant, a fans favourite and of course, the customary lower league challenge.
The name Atalanta has mythical ties deriving from a Greek word ‘atalantos’ in reference to the goddess Atlantas’ equality to men in hunting and athleticism. Clubs with a back story stretching beyond Football tend to last longer and the Bergamo club certainly has that.
Replicating Atlanta’s attacking, pressing style of play could be fun while managing the transition of youth into an aging frontline. Will you rebuild around a new system or maintain Gasperini’s 3-4-1-2? Few clubs can boast such riches in the wing back position.
European Football should provide a financial windfall to invest in youth and build a golden generation, but can you break the stranglehold of Juventus to become the next Italian powerhouse?