The new Football Manager game is almost upon us.

On Friday November 4, Football Manager 2017 is released in the UK, and it is sure to be one of the best football games yet.

With many new and exciting features for fans to try out, many will already be thinking about how best they can improve their side so they can succeed in their respective divisions.

Whether that means selling first team players to make room for others, or to promote young players into the senior side, the gameplayers will have a number of key decisions to make on how best to take their team to glory.

However, some fans may want to take on some difficult challenges to prove that they are a top-quality manager and, if you’re an Aston Villa fan, those challenges could be tough given the current position of the club.

Their disastrous Premier League campaign last time out means that they have entered one of the most competitive leagues in Europe, the Championship, and getting out of it won’t be easy.

Nevertheless, here are THREE challenges Villa fans should take up on the new game…

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