Football Manager helps student land dream job

Student becomes club manager thanks to his skills on Football Manager

Vugar Huseynzade, a 21 year old student from Sweden, has successfully gained employment as the manager of the Azerbaijani Premier League club FK Baku's 'A' side, with his only experience being Football Manager on PC.


Vugar Huseynzade has never managed a real football club, but he does have a Business Management degree from Boston University, spent some time doing work experience at a US based sports agency, and played plenty of Football Manager.

Huseynzade told the Scandinavian newspaper, Aftonbladet, that he "has always wanted to work in football, and [has] played Football Manager since 2002."

Huseynzade was initially hired earlier this year by FK Baku in an assistant role, where his knowledge and the way he managed his team in Football Manager impressed the club.

It seems that was all he needed to land his dream job - ESPN reports he even beat big names like Jean-Pierre Papin to the position.