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2015-06-30, 19:00

National Coach election

Next National Coach election starts at midnight (1st July 00:00 CEST)!
Have you got what it takes to become a National Coach for your country?


The National Coach (NC) is an important position. NC's represent your country in the many International competitions in ManagerZone and the position should be filled by Managers who will strive for their country as well as their own prestige.

This is a great part of ManagerZone and one we really enjoy organising. If you think you have got what it takes to lead your country as a National Coach, take the chance to stand as a candidate in the next National Coach Election!

Who can stand as a candidate?
- Club Members who have played the game more than 1 month
- Supporters who have played the game more than 6 months

Candidates must have played more than 1 month to gain a basic understanding of the game. The voters will decide who is elected, if they believe the candidate has the skill and determination to succeed.

Who can vote?
- Managers who have played the game more than 12 months
- Supporters who have played the game more than 3 months
- All Club Members

Election “profiles”
When a Manager becomes a candidate, they are able to create an election profile. This contains details from the candidate's profile page, team information (taken from the database) and a personal message.



This information is seen by all Managers.

The voting process
The voting process has two stages. At the end of the first phase, the three highest placed candidates will progress to the second stage, where they compete in a second round of voting.


In the event of a tie, the longest serving Manager will win.

Only Managers who voted in the first round will be able to vote in the second round.

Votes will be presented as a percentage of the total, making it harder for individual Managers to try and manipulate the result.

During the final 6 hours of the election, the percentages will be hidden, for the same reason.

If you want your candidate to win, make sure you vote and vote fairly.

As the final result is announced, the percentages for the final round will be shown.

Between each round and before the final result is announced, there will be a 'cooling' period to allow HMAs time to check that there are no suspicious votes cast.

Election Dates
The National Coach elections will begin on Wednesday 1st of July.

Application phase
Wednesday 1st July - Sunday 5th July

Phase 1 voting
Monday 6th July - Friday 10th July

Cooldown to validate votes

Phase 2 voting
Monday 13th July - Friday 17th July

Cooldown for final count

Announcements

New Coaches Appointed


To ensure active engagement in the Confederations, European and World Cups, only Countries with an elected National Coach will be invited to participate.

2015-06-29, 17:00

Season Break Schedule

The Season is almost over, and we hope your Club is well on its way to fulfilling all your preseason goals!

Even though the last League matches have been played, Season Break is still a busy and important time. Qualification matches will be played to decide who will be promoted and relegated to new divisions, players will age and retire, and Clubs will begin making all the necessary preparations for the coming campaign.

Season Break Schedule
Mon 29th Day 77 Final League positions are calculated, Qualification groups are set up and Qualification matches are booked.
Tue 30th Day 78
Wed 1st Day 79 National Coach Election Starts
Thu 2nd Day 80 Qualification match 1
Fri 3rd Day 81
Sat 4th Day 82 Qualification match 2
Sun 5th Day 83
Mon 6th Day 84 Qualification match 3
National Coach Election voting Phase 1 starts
Tue 7th Day 85 Senior League: Promotions and relegations.
Wed 8th Day 86
Thu 9th Day 87
Fri 10th Day 88 Senior League:

New League matches are booked.

Trophies and prize money are awarded.

Retiring Players leave the Club.



National Coach election: Last day to vote in voting Phase 1
Sat 11th Day 89
Sun 12th Day 90
Mon 13th Day 91 National Coach election: Start of 2nd voting Phase
Tue 14th Day 1 Start of the 55th/47th ManagerZone Season.

Youths become Seniors.

New Youths can be recruited.

Over-age U21 National Players are removed from the roster.

Training Camps open.

Your Chairman finalises Salary negotiations with the Agents of your Players.

Players officially announce retirement and the retiring Player Transfer Window opens (last until Day 21).

Training 2.4 live.

Changes in Deterioration are implemented.

Free Training Camp places for Youths increases from 4 to 6 per Season in Football and from 5 to 8 per Season in Hockey.

Players at Training Camp increases from 8 to 10 in Football and from 12 to 15 in Hockey.

Youth academy increases by 2 in Football and by 3 in Hockey

New Work Permit quotas live.

Wed 15th Day 2 1st round of Season 55/47

Last day to complete the Season Break Tour
Thu 16th Day 3 Last day to join the World League.

You can set your tactics in advance from the World League page!

Fri 17th Day 4 National Coach election: Last day to vote in the 2nd phase of voting.
Sat 18th Day 5
Sun 19th Day 6 Last day to join the Youth Leagues.

You can set your tactics in advance from the Youth Leagues page!

Mon 20th Day 7 U18, U21 and U23 League promotion, relegation and then fixtures published.

You can set your tactics in advance from the Youth Leagues page!

Start of the World League!

1st round of World League.



The Season Break bonus arrives!
Tue 21st Day 8
Wed 22nd Day 9 1st round of U18, U21 and U23 Leagues.

Please note that this schedule is subject to change if unforeseen circumstances arise. Follow the news for the latest information.

Good luck to those in Qualification and to everyone preparing for the new Season!

/Crew
2015-06-26, 14:00

Football Season Break Tour

Earn €250,000 and 2 Loyal Players OR €600,000 by organising a Season Break Tour for your Club!

Your Chairman and Head of Youth Development have been working hard to build relations with local teams to establish feeder clubs to develop Loyal Players for your Club. These plans are now coming to fruition!

Your Chairman asks that you further raise the profile of your Club by organising a Season Break Tour in order to attract more interest from feeder clubs.

In addition to the generous support of your Chairman, your Head of Youth Development will be able to bring up to two Loyal Players to your Club.

Successfully complete the Tour between the dates below, and your Club Chairman will offer a bonus of €250,000, and your Head of Youth Development will be able bring up to two Loyal Players to your Club OR you can receive a bonus of €600,000!

To secure these funds, you must complete either of the Tours listed below between 1000 CET, June 28th, 2015 and 1800 CET, July 15th, 2015.

FRIENDLY TOUR #1


Play 20 FRIENDLIES (10 home and 10 away)

You can accept and book Friendly matches from the Matches >> Friendlies page. You can also invite teams to a Friendly match from their profile page.

FRIENDLY LEAGUE TOUR #2


Compete and play in 2 or more different FRIENDLY LEAGUE competitions. One match in each different competition must be played during the Tour dates AND the Friendly League must have been created after June 26th 00.01 CEST, 2015.

Friendly Leagues joined through the new Friendly League Pools are considered normal Friendly Leagues and are valid for Tour #2.

LOYAL PLAYER limits


* If you took over your team after 00:01 CEST 2014-10-14, you can have up to 4 Loyal Players.

* If you took over your team before 00:01 CEST 2014-10-14, you can have up to 2 Loyal Players.

The Loyal Players will be Aged 22 and trained according to the existing Loyal Player setup, with no bias. Your Head of Youth Development will not hire a Goalkeeper, only outfield Players.

Loyal Players can be fired, but not sold.

If you already have too many Loyal Players in your Club when the bonus is delivered, you WILL NOT be able to receive these additional Loyal Players! You may choose to fire Loyal Players to make room for these if you wish.

Choose your reward!


Your Club Secretary is adding an option to allow you to state your individual preference for the Tour Bonus.

Either:
A bonus of €250,000, and your Head of Youth Development will be able bring up to two Loyal Players to your Club

or:

A bonus of €600,000

You will be able to state your preference on the Tour Progress page, when they are added later next week.



ACADEMY BONUS


If you have an active Youth Academy with 16 or more Youths on July 20th, 2015 the board will contribute an additional €100,000 towards their education and upkeep. You must also complete the Tour to qualify for this bonus.

Successfully complete the Tour between the dates above, and the rewards will be added to your Club balance on July 20th, 2015. Now more than ever your commitment to the cause can push your team to the next level!

Crew's decision is final.
The reference English news can be found here.
2015-06-24, 13:00

Transfer page improvements

In anticipation of the Work Permit changes starting next Season in Football, your Club Secretary has been busy updating your transfer page and monitor! The Transfer page and Transfer Monitor now have some very nice updates. Not only are the Transfer pages a lot faster, the graphics and the usability have also improved.




Updates to the Transfer Page


- Additional information is added to the bid lightbox!



- You retain your current search on the Transfer page after shortlisting or bidding on a Player!

- Faster Search results!

- The transfer page is automatically updated every 30 seconds to help ensure that you do not miss that vital deadline!

Improvements to the Transfer Monitor



- A fresh design for the Transfer Monitor on your left hand side of the screen makes it easier to get an overview of the Player and now includes their Training Graph link.( Club Member Feature).



- Wherever you are on the site, you are always able to continue bidding on a Player ( Club Member Feature).

- The system remembers whether you prefer to have 'Place bid' expanded or 'For Sale'( Club Member Feature).

- The transfer monitor is automatically updated every 30 seconds to help ensure that you do not miss that vital deadline!
2015-06-22, 19:00

PayPal returns


Fans of PayPal and ManagerZone will be pleased to hear that PayPal have fixed an issue they had at the end of last week and over this weekend.

PayPal is once more available directly on our store page.

We apologise for any and all inconvenience.

Thank you for your support!
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