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Best FM23 Head of Youth Development – Football Manager 2023

One thing Football Manager players love more that finding Wonderkids, is developing their own and seeing them emerge in your Youth Intake. To do that, you need the best FM23 Head of Youth Development.

To make that task easier, we’ve created a list of the best Head of Youth Development in Football Manager 2023. 

Best FM23 Head of Youth Development Explained

There are three key areas in which your HoYD should be talented in:

Judging Player Ability – How good the young player is.
Judging Player Potential – How good the young player could become.
Working with Youngster – Does what is says on the tin.

Head of Youth Development – Scouting knowledge

Once you have upgraded your Youth Facilities, Youth Recruitment and Junior Coaching, another element of your Intake will come down to the knowledge of other countries youth HoYD has and the bigger pool he’ll be able to sign players from. If he has knowledge in Brazil and Argentina, you could bring through your own South American wonderkid.

Head of Youth Development – Personality

Everyone wants a youth star with a strong personality and the best way to do that is to have a HoYD with an ideal personality:

Model Professional

Nail a HoYD with one of these and his influence will often match the youngster would come through in your youth sides.

Another metric to look at is his tactical preference. If your HoYD loves a 4-4-2 or a 3-5-2, he will develop players who will fit his system. Although not a deal breaker, but to have your staff match your philosophies will go a long way to guaranteeing a useful Youth Intake.

Throughout the duration of the game, you will come across plenty of Newgen Head of Youth Development options and some will often be better than who you can approach at the start.

Below you will find our FM23 Best Head of Youth Development.

The ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ rating is how the HoYD compares to the other’s on the list. A ⭐ HoYD is still within the top 100, just not as good as the guys on top of the list.

FM23 Best Head of Youth Development

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Danny GreenDriven2019201820
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Kevin BallSunderlandDriven2015201819
⭐⭐⭐⭐Pablo BlancoSevillaModel Professional2014161818
⭐⭐⭐⭐Alessandro NistaModel Professional2011191718
⭐⭐⭐⭐Silvino LouroModel Citizen1510201820
⭐⭐⭐⭐Juanjo BrauBarcelonaModel Professional205172020
⭐⭐⭐Bo SvenssonMainz 05Perfectionist1913151816
⭐⭐⭐Vincenzo SicignanoEmpoliModel Citizen178191618
⭐⭐⭐Bülent KorkmazAlanyasporDriven1610181816
⭐⭐⭐Felipe MiñambresCelta VigoDriven1613181516
⭐⭐⭐Corrado VerdelliInterModel Professional2013151515
⭐⭐⭐Noel SanvicenteCaracasModel Citizen1710171815
⭐⭐⭐Chris ArmasPerfectionist1610161718
⭐⭐⭐Nigel PearsonBristol CityPerfectionist1612161815
⭐⭐⭐Daniel FloritBarcelonaPerfectionist205172015
⭐⭐⭐Stijn VrevenDetermined157191818
⭐⭐⭐Marcelo GallardoRiver PlatePerfectionist1512171616
⭐⭐⭐Patrick PothuizenAchilles '29Driven158191618
⭐⭐⭐Marco DellacasaInterDetermined167191618
⭐⭐⭐Mauricio SernaBoca JuniorsPerfectionist1711161615
⭐⭐⭐Thomas CaersPerfectionist167151818
⭐⭐⭐Silvino MoraisDriven175191815
⭐⭐⭐Barry HunterLiverpoolDriven165191618
⭐⭐Alexander FreiWilPerfectionist178161715
⭐⭐Lluís TilBarcelonaModel Professional159181516
⭐⭐Élio CarravettaInternacionalModel Professional168171715
⭐⭐Alberto AndorliniParmaModel Professional1510161715
⭐⭐Alberto AcostaPerfectionist178161515
⭐⭐Ninni CordaSeregnoVery Ambitious165152015
⭐⭐B. S. ChristiansenFC MidtjyllandModel Citizen152201518
⭐⭐Teddy RichertModel Citizen158151715
⭐⭐FiléFluminenseModel Professional165161617
⭐⭐Gerald EhrmannPerfectionist191151518

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Sadly, you can do all the right things in FM23 and still not yield the results you want.

Best facilities, best scouting, and the best Junior coaching, and still no guarantee you will ever be able to bring through the five-star striker you’ve been dreaming of, but you’ve even less chance if you don’t maximise your facilities.

Having a superb Head of Youth Recruitment is paramount and any of the men above will be a worthy addition to your staff.

Every year we test countless tactics and review the very best. For FM23 these systems will be ranked and listed within our tactics index linked below.

FM23 Tactics Index


Your backroom staff are nearly assembled, now complete the task using our lists below. 

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