Here is some great news for Football Manager fans who have been yearning for more power in their portable play.

Developer Sports Interactive and publisher Sega have unveiled Football Manager Classic 2015 for tablets.

Classic was first introduced as a standalone mode in the PC version of Football Manager 2013,. It harked back to older simpler times by giving players a detailed football management sim that was less time-consuming and overwhelming than the increasingly complex main game.

Football Manager Classic 2014 was given an outing on PlayStation Vita last year. Putting it out now on high-end iPads and Android devices opens it up to a wider audience and makes it the most authentic football management game released for tablets.

Miles Jacobson, studio director for Sports Interactive, said: “Getting a full game mode from the home computer version of Football Manager onto tablets has been a dream of ours for a couple of years.

“Finally there are some devices powerful enough to allow us to do this and we’re delighted to bring the most sophisticated football management experience to tablets to date.”


Available to download for £14.99 from midnight, Football Manager Classic 2015 lets you take control of any real-world club from a selection of 117 leagues across 51 nations and guide them to glory.

You make all the key decisions – who the club signs, who plays and who sits on the bench.

On match day you’re in total control of tactics, substitutions and delivering instructions from the touchline as you follow the action through a 3D match engine available for the first time ever on tablet devices.

As a big FM fan, I’m delighted to see the Classic mode ported over to tablets. As pricey as it is, it looks like it offers a lot more interaction and depth than the currently available Football Manager Handheld. I’ve found that game to be alright, but too shallow to really satisfy my craving.

Football Manager Classic 2015 is available for Apple iPad Air 1 and 2, iPad Mini 2 and 3 and high-end Android tablets through the App Store and Google Play. A full list of compatible devices is available here