Football Manager 2018: 10 Challenging Teams You Must Consider Managing

10. Everton

Everton FC

Everton rode into the new season on a wave of optimism, but it crashed hard against the banks of the River Mersey and left a godawful mess behind. Ten games into the new season and the Blues have found themselves inside the bottom three, teetering on the brink of Europa League elimination and without a manager.

Signing a bunch of expensive players that do not fit together was one of the biggest missteps that cost Ronald Koeman his job as head coach, and the Dutchmen has left an utter car crash behind for you to sort out.

Players will have problems including an ageing squad - Ashley Williams, Wayne Rooney and Leighton Baines are playing walking football these days - an overabundance of number 10s and the lack of a goalscoring striker to contend with during their quest to succeed where Koeman failed, but FM18 won't be all doom and gloom at Goodison Park.

There's a crop of hugely promising youth players, from Tom Davies to Dominic Calvert-Lewin, waiting for the right coach to help them reach the next stage of their development, while Farhad Moshiri's millions will help FM players strengthen the squad in the key areas Koeman failed to address over the summer.

Taking on Everton in their current state is a big job, but with the finances and youth facilities at your disposal, can you help them achieve their lofty ambitions of a place in the top six?

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