During my research on sports video games, I discovered that not only can you participate as a player on a team and perhaps better your game, but you can also play as a manager or coach.
This is where the game “Football Manager” comes in. The series started in 2005 and has been instrumental in helping people learn how to manage a team in different areas. The game is developed by Sports Interactive and published by Sega and can be accessed on different platforms, as well as hand held.
Here is a description of the game:
On another post, I mention how this game even helped a real life manager obtain his job soccer.