Today sees a football first as legendary manager Harry Redknapp takes on the role as mentor to an up and coming COMPUTER GAME football manager.
The Tottenham Hotspur boss has been signed by Football Manager 2010, the most successful football management simulation, to give one 'bedroom manager' advice on how to improve the performance of their virtual team.
Any GAME reward card customer who purchases the new Football Manager 2010 from GAME stores or GAME.co.uk on Friday 30 October 2009 will be entered into a prize draw, with one lucky gamer being selected to join Redknapp's personal phone book. The computer game manager will be able to talk to him to ask his football management advice.
Miles Jacobson from Football Manager 2010 comments:
"Football Manager 2010 is the closest experience to real football management so it's great that one of the most respected managers in the country is able to pass on real, genuine football advice."
The Football Manager game already crossesover into real-life football with clubs using the database to research players, whether to buy or check out opponents, and Everton F.C took it one step further last year by officially signing the database (and its 1,500 scouts) as part of their backroom management team.
Harry Redknapp comments:
"I've got plenty of years experience in football management so hopefully I'll be able to pass on some valuable words of wisdom."
"With so many new features added to the series with FM10, Harry's experience with dealing with the media, his backroom staff, supporters, tactics and transfers will be invaluable for any of our managers"
Neil Ashurst, head of UK PR at GAME said: "This is an amazing opportunity for our customers to get advice direct from one of football's great managers. Regardless of their own football club allegiance, we expect Football Manager fans to be eager to get advice from Harry."
Football Manager 2010 has 1,500 scouts in over 50 countriesmonitoring over 5,000 teams with a database of over 380,000 players. The game is on sale from October 30th (£39.99). For full competition terms and conditions, please go to www.game.co.uk.
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