Football Manager 2006 for the first time, managers will be able to negotiate with their board of directors.
Not only for a better contract for themselves, but also for improved player wage budgets and increased transfer budgets or even stadium expansion.
Be aware though, if you push too hard and don't reach the heights that the board specify, you'll soon be looking for a new job.
Half-time team talks add the ability to tell your players individually or collectively exactly what you thought of their first half performance, via the tactics screen.
Will you be able to keep your players motivated, or will you cause a collapse in the second half?
Another welcome feature is the ability to manage players on a personal level.
Unhappy players can cause huge morale problems for the whole squad and result in bad performances, so the new Player Interaction feature will help you to manage your team more closely.
Over 275,000 players and staff and over 5,000 playable teams in 50 countries leagues.